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Old 07-14-2004, 04:54 PM   #1
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Help with Linux on Mac

Hello, and forgive my question?

Ok, I have this old Powerbase 180 computer running, Mac 8.5. I've installed Linux on PC's before, but not on Macs. I already downloaded and burned the iso, for Mandrake 9.1 PPC version. My question is:

How do I boot it ? ( On a pc, you would simply boot it, or enter bios and ,make the cd-rom first inorder) But how do you enter the mac bios or is there a buttn to press inorder to boot?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Old 07-14-2004, 07:10 PM   #2
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On recent PPCs, you can press apple-OF to get "Open Firmware" going. On earlier machines, one needed to install BootX, a loader that runs under the MacOS. See Yellowdog Linux for info.

Perhaps there is installation info on the CD?


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