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Old 08-19-2005, 05:54 AM   #1
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SUSE 9.3 on an iBook G3 - any experience anyone, will it work?


I've recently installed SUSE 9.3 on my pc, and now I'd like to install it on my Mac as well.

It's an old one, an iBook G3, 500mhz, 512mb ram, 10gb hd, but I have heard of people running SUSE with almost the same processor speed and lees ram.
But will it work? I know that OS x is Unix based, so that will probably ensure some compability, but I need it to work 100%.

I'd also like to use OsX at the same time, to ensure 100% comptability with the wireless networks/servers I use with school.
But is 10Gb enough? Or should I get a larger HD, or another one to ensure that it works before i go deleting OSx.

Quite a rant, i reckon, but any help will be much appreciated!
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Rune
 
Old 08-19-2005, 06:46 AM   #2
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This piece if hardware is not listed in
SUSE LINUX: hardware compatibility list
You could just try on your own
 
Old 08-19-2005, 07:05 AM   #3
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Just making sure (you didn't quite make it clear in your post, so apologies if i'm taking the piss),

You do realize that you will need the PPC version of suse and not the i386 version you installed on your PC.

Although OSX is unix based ALL the binaries have been compiled for the PowerPC processor inside all modern Apple computers.

Alternatively you could have a look a YellowDog linux or i believe Debian do a PPC version as well.

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Old 08-21-2005, 09:34 AM   #4
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I didn't really realize anything
I don't know much about it, but, now I do!
Thanks
 
Old 08-21-2005, 07:51 PM   #5
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Originally posted by Hairulfr
I didn't really realize anything
I don't know much about it, but, now I do!
Thanks
Ubuntu has a PPC version 5.04 (DEbian) that is installing and working very nice on an Ibook 500G ( I assume you have the white one with 2 USB ports and 1 firewire and the old wlan card (10g).

All hardware was recognized. I didn't try out the modem until now, but network and other things work fine. You can use multi boot and keep the old os or replace that with panther. First you must install Mac software, then Ubuntu will recognize and make a boot with the entries.

I also used the YellowDog version 4 but it didn't recognize the sound!

I replaced the 10GB by an 80 gb. If you have some experiences with hardware and are careful it can be done. There is a sample with photos on the net, I used it.

CloudBuilder

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