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Old 02-24-2003, 03:49 PM   #1
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linux ppc

Thinking about buying a really uber Mac and wanted to ask a few questions. Can linux be loaded on all macs or only specific ones? Can linux recognize 720 gb of HD space? Will it be able to use the superdrive (dvd burner and cdr)? Will it utilize the 2 procesors? Can linux use 2gb of ram? Any one here use a mac that can point me to a good mac forum? I have more questions but they are for mac. My linux inqueries are incase I get the mac and I really do not like it.
Old 02-24-2003, 06:36 PM   #2
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you can run linux on any ppc chip (all macs). I can support up 2 2 gigs of ram, not sure about the hd space, it can support 2 processors, and linux can use the super drive. This will take a lot of custom kernel adjustments to get them all to work, but it is possible.
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Hell, if you can afford a Mac with a spec like that, why bother with a linux install for it, just buy a seperate normal power mac, bin their OS and network them together.

Either that, or just buy a small south american republic.
Old 02-24-2003, 08:18 PM   #4
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are the ppc's a lot faster? I want to get the mac but if it's not to kewl I want to put linux on it.

What do you mean bin thier os?

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Old 02-24-2003, 09:16 PM   #5
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linux can see hd even bios cant see just tell bios that lets say you have 100 mb hd and install the /boot part there and you will be able to use the hd


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