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novalinux 06-03-2006 08:09 AM

Linux on my Mac Mini?
Hello, i heard someone here got Linux on a MBP, and I know a Mac Mini isnt portable, but it fits in my Hand. So I was wondering how I can get Linux on my Mini-Not Gentoo, too hard to get xwindows-.

johnson_steve 06-04-2006 10:31 AM

why not gentoo? is it a ppc or intel mac-mini?

novalinux 06-05-2006 01:37 PM

It is a Intel, sorry for not saying that. Um I tried Gentoo on my PC and I could not get Xwindows.

johnson_steve 06-05-2006 08:29 PM

I've had very good luck with gentoo on all my pcs and macs (though I don't have an intel mac just a g3 & a g4). I would be glad to give you help with anything that comes up along the way if you try gentoo (including X).

novalinux 06-13-2006 08:09 PM

But the thing is does gentoo have EFI?

johnson_steve 06-13-2006 08:50 PM

Apparently support for intel's Extensible Firmware Interface is provided by the elilo bootloader. so it isn't specific to any distro. but yes gentoo has it:


*  sys-boot/elilo [ Masked ]
      Latest version available: 3.6_p20060314
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]
      Size of files: 179 kB
      Description:  Linux boot loader for EFI-based systems such as IA-64
      License:      GPL-2

but it's masked for me 'cause I have a ppc not an intel.

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