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Old 11-02-2013, 08:50 AM   #1
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What distro could i install on an old apple ibook m2453


got my hands on an apple ibook m2453
its got like 64mb ram
6gb hdd

i want to install a distro of linux to just use command line

googled around..couldnt really find anything to this model....thought maybe you guys could shed some light...
tiny linux???


let me know
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Old 11-02-2013, 10:35 AM   #2
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You could try Debian, Lubuntu (Alternate install disc has a comman-line option), or MacPup. The lack of RAM is going to be a limitation for some things. But as long as you are only going to use the shell, it will be less of a problem. Nonetheless, if you have the opportunity to add some RAM, do so. Also, once you have the system running, look at tmux if you haven't already.
 
Old 11-02-2013, 10:39 AM   #3
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Quote:
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Also, once you have the system running, look at tmux if you haven't already.
Yes, what Turbo said, try tmux, perhaps do a no-X installation of Debian, or an Ubuntu minimal installation, to achieve the same.
 
Old 11-02-2013, 10:41 AM   #4
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you guys truely are...the greatest!!! SHOT!!!!!!!
 
Old 11-02-2013, 11:04 AM   #5
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The ibook m2453 uses a powerpc microprocessor so Puppy is out since as far as I know is i386. As suggested my first choice is debian but you can see all of the available choices at distrowatch.com

http://distrowatch.com/search.php?os...&status=Active
 
Old 11-02-2013, 11:10 AM   #6
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Thanks michaelk, I misread macpup's system requirements. A G3 is going to be a challenge. If Debian does not work or is too heavy, OpenBSD might be another option. It has PPC support, but I'm not sure about the specific model. It can get by with very little RAM and 5.4 was just released.
 
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Smack someone on the head with it and steal their iPhone (dual core processor, 1gb ram, 8+gb storage, fits in your pocket).
 
Old 11-02-2013, 12:41 PM   #8
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i have tried all types of distros today
vector
slackware
puppy

nothing is booting off cd
i hold c key in and nothing...straight to mac os 8.6

maybe the cd rom drive is poked...wrote disks at 10 speed to be sure...still nothing
 
Old 11-02-2013, 01:09 PM   #9
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Make sure the downloaded ISO you are trying to boot is for PPC

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=532171

You can also go with FreeBSD
http://code.google.com/p/freebsd-pow...ated-packages/
 
Old 11-02-2013, 01:42 PM   #10
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The three distros you tried are not ppc. Of the distros available for that architecture, Lubuntu wants 128MB and I think Yellow Dog does too. Fedora only does ppc64, so you're left with Debian. The net install will enable you to get it without the GUI: the download link for the CD is on this page
http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/...owerpc/iso-cd/
and here's a guide
https://tuxonomy.wordpress.com/2010/...lenny-aka-5-0/
 
Old 11-03-2013, 11:05 AM   #11
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busy frying bigger fish!!! will give this a go during the week...thanks guys!
i should have known the architecture is ppc (power pc right?) before apple moved to intel

thanks again
 
Old 11-07-2013, 07:03 PM   #12
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hi davidMcann,

im trying your install you suggested
but the guide is somewhat different
when i get to choose what packages to install i chose
cfdisk
ext4 support
nic drivers

but im just stuck in a loop...it wont let me install base system as it moans that the hard drive has not been prepared
i went to a shell to try run cfdisk but it says command not found...any ideas???

thanks for the help
 
  


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