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Old 10-08-2003, 01:04 AM   #1
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Linux Mac


ok I really have 2 questions... Here's the deal...
I have a computer that is my boyfriend's but I'm wanting to play around with it. Only thing is, It's a MAC(:-\). I know absolutely NOTHING about Macs. I'm wanting to put Linux on it but I'm not sure how to go about it. I've heard that Yellow Dog and Gentoo are distros for Macs.. but I'd like to get some input on what people think I should do.. Right now I'm not on my pc.. this one is running WinXP, but it's the only one that has the internet right now. I'd like to d/l a MacLinux distro on this computer and go from there. If anyone could help me I'd greatly appreciate it. Now, my second question might be a little stupid but like I said, I know nothing about Macs. Tomorrow I'm going to network this computer and my computer(running Slack9.0), so I can get a connection to the internet. I want to network the Mac as well, so my question is... how would I go about doing this....? It has no visable NIC... I've not taken a look inside, but....? I have no idea where to start
 
Old 10-08-2003, 03:39 AM   #2
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Well, if you install Linux on it then you dont have to worry about not knowing anything about it Any distro that says PPC after it will install on Mac hardware. I know someone that uses YellowDog on a powerbook and he seems to like it enough. It's based on RedHat apparently. Gentoo is a kicka* distro and I reckon that you should give it a go, only becasuse I'm interested in getting a powerbook myself and I want to know how hard gentoo is on PPC

What kind of Mac is it? it probably will have an ethernet port on it somewhere...

EDIT: I take that back, I dont see any network specs for a G5 on apples site...Maybe you have to buy a NIX seperately.

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Old 10-08-2003, 08:10 AM   #3
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Well, if you install Linux on it then you dont have to worry about not knowing anything about it Any distro that says PPC after it will install on Mac hardware. I know someone that uses YellowDog on a powerbook and he seems to like it enough. It's based on RedHat apparently. Gentoo is a kicka* distro and I reckon that you should give it a go, only becasuse I'm interested in getting a powerbook myself and I want to know how hard gentoo is on PPC

What kind of Mac is it? it probably will have an ethernet port on it somewhere...

EDIT: I take that back, I dont see any network specs for a G5 on apples site...Maybe you have to buy a NIX seperately.
Hmm.. so you'd have to hook it up via serial port? How weird...*shakes head* Anyways.. do you know anywhere I can d/l(from a computer not running linux) gentoo so I can save it to a disk and take it to the mac?
 
Old 10-08-2003, 08:31 AM   #4
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Linuxiso has a large range of distros to download. All you need is a cd burner.
 
Old 10-08-2003, 10:38 AM   #5
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Hmm.. so you'd have to hook it up via serial port? How weird...*shakes head* Anyways.. do you know anywhere I can d/l(from a computer not running linux) gentoo so I can save it to a disk and take it to the mac?
Serial port? Dunno, what kind of mac is it?

http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/gentoo-ppc-install.xml

But I should warn you that the installation of Gentoo is neither easy or quick. If your just after a painless setup then perhaps YelloDog or some other PPC linux is your best bet. Anyway take a look at the link for what I'm talking about

Package management after all the pain is over though, makes it a worthy distro No more dependency issues... ahhh... read up on 'portage' if you want to know about that.
 
Old 10-08-2003, 01:19 PM   #6
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www.suse.com www.mandrakesoft.com www.redhat.com they have ppc versions, I think SuSE's latest ppc version is 7.3 a little old.
 
Old 10-09-2003, 01:21 AM   #7
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thanks guys
 
Old 10-09-2003, 04:37 AM   #8
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I prefer Debian PPC for Macs but that's just me.

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