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Old 06-17-2004, 07:25 PM   #1
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Question yellow dog linux on POWERMAC B&W G3


I have recently aquired an old BLUE&WHITE POWERMAC 450 G3 and wanted to put linux on it . YellowDogLinux is the distro I was going choose - no surprise, I suppose.

---> Has anyone had any experience installing YellowDogLinux on a machine of this type? Are there any things I should look out for? Any advice of any kind before I wipe OS 9 (i have no OS 9 re-install disks i ncase something goes badly)?

Also, I thought I would try to learn a little more about MAC OS, and thus thought if I got YDL working well, I would try MAConLINUX.

---> Has anyone had any experience installing MAConLINUX? Any helpful advice/problems I should look out for?


THANKS heaps for any replies...
 
Old 06-17-2004, 07:33 PM   #2
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YDL or Gentoo. . .


I'd go with Gentoo but if you can't wait that long YDL is ok.

Think RedHat, with a bad facelift, and you have YDL.
 
Old 07-09-2004, 01:00 PM   #3
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Re: yellow dog linux on POWERMAC B&W G3

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Originally posted by fractal_chaos
I have recently aquired an old BLUE&WHITE POWERMAC 450 G3 and wanted to put linux on it . YellowDogLinux is the distro I was going choose - no surprise, I suppose.

---> Has anyone had any experience installing YellowDogLinux on a machine of this type? Are there any things I should look out for? Any advice of any kind before I wipe OS 9 (i have no OS 9 re-install disks i ncase something goes badly)?

Also, I thought I would try to learn a little more about MAC OS, and thus thought if I got YDL working well, I would try MAConLINUX.

---> Has anyone had any experience installing MAConLINUX? Any helpful advice/problems I should look out for?


THANKS heaps for any replies...
I have an iBook G3 500 works fine with YDL. I installed it over mac os9 (but i have still the cd's). It worked without any problem. There is only one item, as RH YDL does not enable all hardware, so I intent to recompile the kernel, if this works out, I have even the intention to use 2.6.

If you don't want to have everything on your hd (lot of games and other junk) it is advisable to take manual control, so you can decide what you want YDL to install and what not.

In your case I wouldn't throw away all your Mac OS stuff. Isn't there a way to dump it over a network, or load it up or save it?

have a lot of fun....

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Old 07-09-2004, 01:16 PM   #4
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well....i guess i kind of forgot to check my burned cd's before i installed, and the YDL install failed midway. so now i have no mac-os and all my burn attempts result in a mediacheck fail. it is necessary to burn install cd's on another MAC? after i burn with my intel-linux box, md5sum checks out, but mediacheck fails on the B&W.

does anyone know is there's some rule where you must burn YDL install disks using MAC hardware?

thanks...
 
Old 07-10-2004, 05:39 PM   #5
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well....i guess i kind of forgot to check my burned cd's before i installed, and the YDL install failed midway. so now i have no mac-os and all my burn attempts result in a mediacheck fail. it is necessary to burn install cd's on another MAC? after i burn with my intel-linux box, md5sum checks out, but mediacheck fails on the B&W.

does anyone know is there's some rule where you must burn YDL install disks using MAC hardware?

thanks...
Before I installed YDL I installed Debian. With Debian I made the partitions etc. I installed it, but I didn't want to experiment with X( it comes up initialy in console), so I installed YDL. Debian gives you first the oportunity to make your partition (and format).

Good Luck.
 
  


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