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Old 06-11-2010, 03:43 PM   #1
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"no mountable file systems"


I downloaded and burned Mandriva one to a cd. When I tried to open the cd on an old-ish Mac PowerPC I received a message saying "no mountable file systems". Is there a way to get around this problem? Any received would be a big help.
 
Old 06-11-2010, 04:28 PM   #2
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I downloaded and burned Mandriva one to a cd. When I tried to open the cd on an old-ish Mac PowerPC I received a message saying "no mountable file systems". Is there a way to get around this problem? Any received would be a big help.
Sorry, not enough information here. First, what version of Mandriva? The latest is Mandriva One 2010..is that what you got? KDE or Gnome version? How did you burn it to the CD? How are you trying to 'open' it? What are you trying to do? And I'm not even sure there is a Mac version of Mandriva available...wasn't able to locate one on their website.

Mandriva is an entire OS...you don't 'open' it with Mac/Windows...you boot from the disk, and use it.
 
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Old 06-11-2010, 05:27 PM   #3
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Sorry.

I've in the past I've always used Windows. My laptop broke so I'm using a friends old PowerPC. I cant remember where I downloaded it but im positive its Mandriva 2010 One, and KDE. I downloaded it to the Mac and burned it to a CD-R using the same computer. Because I've always used Windows I'm used to opening things by double clicking.

"I'm not even sure there is a Mac version of Mandriva available"

When I was looking at the different distros I thought I read somewhere that Mandriva 2010 would work on a Mac. My problems is I want to be able to use a decent internet browser. But because this computer is a PowerPC Apple wont upgrade it, which in turn means Firefox wont work. I would like to switch over to Linux but I guess that might not be possible. Do you know of any forms of Linux that are (old) Mac compatible?

I've spent some time trying to look up answers to dumb questions and it really has not gone to well. Is there any place that will explain to me how I boot from the disk?


Thank you.
 
Old 06-11-2010, 05:44 PM   #4
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Hi,

Debian for PowerPC


Distrowatch PowerPC

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Old 06-11-2010, 06:38 PM   #5
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Sorry.

I've in the past I've always used Windows. My laptop broke so I'm using a friends old PowerPC. I cant remember where I downloaded it but im positive its Mandriva 2010 One, and KDE. I downloaded it to the Mac and burned it to a CD-R using the same computer. Because I've always used Windows I'm used to opening things by double clicking.
Yes, but opening with WHAT program? Finder? Filer? Something else? And if you don't burn the disc as an ISO image, it'll just copy one big file to the media, and that file will be useless.
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"I'm not even sure there is a Mac version of Mandriva available"

When I was looking at the different distros I thought I read somewhere that Mandriva 2010 would work on a Mac. My problems is I want to be able to use a decent internet browser. But because this computer is a PowerPC Apple wont upgrade it, which in turn means Firefox wont work. I would like to switch over to Linux but I guess that might not be possible. Do you know of any forms of Linux that are (old) Mac compatible?
Yellow Dog Linux is well supported on Mac's.
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I've spent some time trying to look up answers to dumb questions and it really has not gone to well. Is there any place that will explain to me how I boot from the disk?
Put disc in optical drive. Reboot, and (if your system is set to boot from CD/DVD first), system will boot from disc. Follow the menus/prompts.
 
  


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