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Old 07-07-2005, 08:51 PM   #1
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iBook Network install

Hi there!
I was just given an older iBook, a 300MHz clamshell. The firmware is the latest version.
Is there a way to do a network boot/install? I cannot find anything that will burn images under Mac OS 9.2.2. I saw something about a kind of ROM Mon (Open Firmware I think it is called) thing on Macs, so I thought that if it had network functionality I might be able to point it at an image somewhere out there to boot.
Anyway, if someone could point me in the direction of a tutorial, tell me about whatever software, or anything, I'd appreciate it a lot!
Thank you in advance!
PS: I used my desktop for everything before, like burning distros, and my other laptop got stepped on. Just thought I'd elaborate
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Hi and welcome to LQ! I assume you want to install linux for the mac- cool. That's what I would do...\

hope these links help. oh... what colour?


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Old 07-07-2005, 09:30 PM   #3
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Thank you for the links!
As it turns out, this has already been gone over on LQ... go figure :P
I took a look around and found that open firmware is a very neat thing. Sadly, this machine will not read burnt cds anyway, so I will have to wait for my pressed cd to come in the mail, or figure out how to do a diskless install.
Linux is an experience, and it is freaking fun!
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