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Old 08-25-2004, 09:57 PM   #1
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Installing Linux on Macintosh Primary Hard Drive

i'm at a friends house who is cursed w/ mac and i'm about to taech him the power of Linux. Unforunately its his family's computer and i cant mess anything up on it so i need to make sure i get it right the first time so here are some basic questions.

How will it choose what to start up in the beginning, will it just use the default grub loader in the same way my Dell Dimension does?

How will the hard drive handle the other OS?

What about the Macintosh made hardware??

Thanks for answering these qusetions. Be SPECIFIC... IT MATTERS!!!

Old 08-25-2004, 10:48 PM   #2
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before you do anything, try and find a MAC linux live cd, just to test the hardware compatability.... then, if that works out, backu his hard disk... then start installing whatever Linux PPC MAC distro you have.


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