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Old 11-11-2013, 08:21 AM   #1
nyharvey
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Time to take the plunge with a Mac


It's time to take the plunge and try Linux on a Mac. I have a G4 (Motorola) and an Intel Imac. Both have 2 gigs of ram. Now obviously the kernel must be different for each processor. I'd like to try the Intel Mac first, it's about 1.5 gigs. Any suggestions on which flavor of Linux to completely install over the current OS? Thanks much!
 
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Debian and Ubuntu will work on Intel Mac's.

My first attempts where with Ubuntu, which worked but I'm not that big of a Ubuntu fan. Reason for trying Ubuntu first: At the time I tried to install Linux on a Intel Mac (a few years ago), Ubuntu was the only one that booted out-of-the-box.

Currently my MacBook Pro runs Debian (ver. 6, standalone). My old Mac Pro used to run on LFS (multiboot with OS-X). Depending on how you want to install (standalone or multi boot with OS-X), there are many articles on-line to assist (serach for linux on mac intel).

If you want to run a standalone Linux version make sure you remove all the stuff installed by OS-X (including the partition layout).
 
  


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