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Old 06-19-2018, 02:35 PM   #1
JohnUSNret
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Install Linux on an OLD mac, with no admin permissions. (No Password)


PROBLEM: install linux on OLD mac (ver:10.4.4, cpu 2GHz, intel due core, mem 1GB0) Mem wiped, only OS Tiger on disk. Then I got it! I don't have admin rights - no password. Tried key short cuts to load an install disk. If HD (OS) is deleted - would I be able to install from a disk. Without an OS how would it know to start an install disk.
Tried OS install disk - still could not set new password and set admin user.
Maybe an answer is Post 3, question, "How do I install Linux on hard drive with no OS?"
 
Old 06-19-2018, 03:31 PM   #2
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Which distro are you trying to install?
 
Old 06-19-2018, 04:23 PM   #3
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Not sure what you are trying to set a new password and how it would be useful. You need to access the firmware on the Mac to set the DVD or usb to first boot priority. The link below explains starting a Mac from a bootable DVD or usb (external drive). I've never used a Mac so this is just from an online search.

http://www.idownloadblog.com/2015/09...ootable-media/
 
Old 06-21-2018, 09:42 PM   #4
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Re: Install distro

Install debian or Ubuntu.
 
Old 06-22-2018, 01:16 AM   #5
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You should use a different distro.
For low mem footprint.
 
Old 06-22-2018, 06:46 AM   #6
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https://www.startpage.com/do/dsearch...OLD+mac+10.4.4
 
Old 06-22-2018, 02:05 PM   #7
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Or do a search on www.distrowatch.org
 
  


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