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Old 06-04-2017, 01:25 PM   #1
kirill242
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Dragora on Mac Pro Compatibility


hey guys I want to dual boot mac osx / dragora on my 2012 mac pro, I'm sure some of the hardware will not be compatible. Here are the specs of the machine: https://support.apple.com/kb/sp652?locale=en_US

Basically, can I make mods to this machine so that I can run Dragora? Such as adding a new nic or using the think penguin wireless n usb adapter? any other hardware I have that won't be compatible?

Yeah I know it's apple but it will have to do for now until I build something else.
 
Old 06-05-2017, 08:34 AM   #2
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Probably the easiest way to run Linux is using VirtualBox. These instructions are for Ubuntu, but you could follow the same basic procedure for any other distribution: https://www.simplehelp.net/2015/06/0...u-on-your-mac/

I see from distrowatch that the last Dragora release was way back in 2012. There are more popular and currently-maintained distributions that are probably a better choice for typical/everyday usage. For example, booting the latest Linux Mint release in "live" mode would be an excellent way to test your hardware compatibility. But if you have an historical/academic/educational/niche interest in test-driving old distributions, I think VirtualBox is a fine way to do that.

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Old 06-07-2017, 08:51 PM   #3
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Probably the easiest way to run Linux is using VirtualBox. These instructions are for Ubuntu, but you could follow the same basic procedure for any other distribution: https://www.simplehelp.net/2015/06/0...u-on-your-mac/

I see from distrowatch that the last Dragora release was way back in 2012. There are more popular and currently-maintained distributions that are probably a better choice for typical/everyday usage. For example, booting the latest Linux Mint release in "live" mode would be an excellent way to test your hardware compatibility. But if you have an historical/academic/educational/niche interest in test-driving old distributions, I think VirtualBox is a fine way to do that.
yeah sorry this solution doesn't work for me at all, I want to be able to install on hd
 
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One of the nice things about Linux is that you can run it as a "Live" DVD or USB, with no permanent changes to your system. This is a great way to test-drive Linux, to see whether or not your hardware is supported.

If you are happy with the "test drive" in "live" mode then you can follow the instructions from the website to install it to your hard drive.

Good luck!
 
  


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