Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Fedora
User Name
Fedora This forum is for the discussion of the Fedora Project.


  Search this Thread
Old 05-01-2008, 07:18 AM   #1
Registered: Dec 2006
Posts: 111

Rep: Reputation: 16
Which isos?

Hi All,

I'd like to install Fedora on my Mac Powerbook. Is there a net install or do I have to download a bunch of cds? Also, I'm having trouble locating the download page for Powerbook.


Old 05-01-2008, 07:41 AM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Dec 2005
Location: London, ON, Canada
Distribution: Arch, Ubuntu, Slackware, OpenBSD, FreeBSD
Posts: 1,853

Rep: Reputation: 65
It depends on how old your Powerbook is. If you open up Terminal (Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal) and type "uname -a" it should say, either "x86_64", "iX86" - where X is either a 3, 4, 5 or 6 - or "ppc" somewhere on the line that's printed out.

Fedora does not have a netinstaller - but it does require some network connectivity if you add the Fedora Extras repository (if memory serves me correctly), which it will attempt to set up during install. Fedora only distributes its versions on DVD ISOs. Depending on which processor architecture you have (which will be determined by the output of "uname -a" you download the appropriate DVD ISO.

According to the Fedora project website, Fedora Core 9 is to be released in a little under two weeks - I would wait until then.
Old 05-01-2008, 04:06 PM   #3
Registered: Dec 2006
Posts: 111

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 16
Thanks for the reply. I inherited this PowerBook from a friend who botched a Linux install and then wiped out the partitions on the drive, so I can't do a uname. He reports though that this laptop is about 6-7 years old. Does this help?

Thanks in advance,



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
F7 on CD ISOs? Rostfrei Fedora 3 08-24-2007 02:20 PM
[LQ@localhost isos]$ Reljoy Linux - Newbie 4 01-10-2005 01:06 AM
isos AGilley007 Linux - General 1 07-11-2004 02:40 PM
creating isos doralsoral Linux - Software 2 12-08-2003 10:29 PM
How many ISOs? AMDPwred Slackware 2 06-07-2003 10:52 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Fedora

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:25 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration