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Old 07-05-2003, 02:05 PM   #1
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Post Mac -> Linux


Can I 'make' a Linux from a PowerBook 5300c (macintosh)?
And if yes, how ?
 
Old 07-05-2003, 03:06 PM   #2
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download a kernel and start from there?
 
Old 07-05-2003, 03:14 PM   #3
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"make a linux"? doesn't really make sense....

there are PPC versions of many popular linux distributions if that's what you mean. They niclude Mandrake and Gentoo. Also purely PPC distros like YellowDog
 
Old 07-05-2003, 03:18 PM   #4
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I mean:
Can I erase (format) mac's disk and boot linux?
 
Old 07-05-2003, 03:19 PM   #5
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yes then, that's what i replied to above.
 
Old 07-06-2003, 06:24 AM   #6
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There's also a ppc version of debian.
 
Old 07-06-2003, 07:09 AM   #7
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Thank you all for help. I'm still thinking about which distribution of PPC linux I should use... I think I'll try Slackintosh (slackware 4 macintosh) coz I have a slackware on my PC.
The other thing is size:
I've got only 24 MB of RAM on my powerbook, so the swap partition sould be 48 MB ?
And there's only about 700-750 of Disk space, so I wonder if That's enogh. Of course I need only the basics, I need no X, no build in games or such stuff. Will 700 or 750 MB be enogh ?
 
Old 07-06-2003, 09:02 PM   #8
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Easily.
 
Old 07-20-2003, 05:31 AM   #9
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The Slackintosh refused to cooperate with me ;] so I chose Mandrake 9,1 PPC.
The problem is, that when the installer switches to the "non-text" mode the screen looks.... hmm strange - I mean i can't read anything.
btw. I have an old iMac

Sorry for mistakes and the unclear way of describing what's the problem, please understand that I'm not only a foreginer but also a newbie to linux.
Thanks for your help
 
  


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