Thanx for your time to respond, I am as we speak now down loading a iso of maindisk.img-old, in a effort to get this older iMac G3, 266MHz with the Power PC 750 chip running Linux, It has become quite a learning curve for me as I've always been a Mac user & the interface has never required me to use a terminal, so the learning goes on.. I did burn an Iso of MkLinx as shown below. The one I did yesterday just wouldn't let me boot the machine...with the C key & or with the apple,control,shift,delete keys . so I'm gonna try the older version. No matter what I'll keep on tring till I get it as I feel strongly about this information "age" being open to all
There are currently two CD images on the MkLinux FTP site. One is newer and better, and the older one is kept around just in case someone can't use the newer one.
newer, better CD image:
Note: Be sure to download the CD image in binary format! If you download it in text/ASCII mode, you will not be able to use it! Imagine how silly you'd feel if you download all 650 megs, then have to throw it away because you downloaded it in text format.
Burning the image incorrectly has been the source of many problems. This is a raw CD image. Do not burn it onto a CD as a file. Do not mount the image using Disk Copy or Toast or any other program — the mounting process will alter the image! In order to burn it, you must have a program capable of burning raw CD images. Note that Toast Lite cannot do this; if you use Toast you must use the full version.
Burning the CD image with Toast (full version)
1. In Toast, go to the "Format" menu and choose "Disc Image."
2. Click the "Data..." button. Avoid the "Mount" button! If you mount the image you will damage it, and have to download it all over again.
3. Burn the CD