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tennisbum 12-12-2011 07:09 PM

Linux os on an apple mac mini?
I have an older apple mac mini pc with leopard os installed. I would like to install some version of linux on the hard drive of my apple mac mini pc. I want to learn the linux os. Can I install linux on my apple mac mini pc? Which version of linux should I start out using? How do I completely erase my mini mac hard drive?


wile_coyote 12-12-2011 08:47 PM

Depends, is it a PowerPC or Intel?

tennisbum 12-12-2011 08:53 PM

linux on a mac mini?
My apple mac mini is a power pc type. I just use it for basic internet surfing. I use it ro e-mail and internet surfing and banking online.


wile_coyote 12-12-2011 10:50 PM

Have you checked into YellowDog (available on Distrowatch or I can message you the link)?

During the install, you will usually run through a disk partitioning step and that should erase your drive.

Hope that helps a little. Any other questions just ask.

Good luck and keep us posted.

tennisbum 12-12-2011 11:43 PM

Thanks for the help. I will take a look at yellow dog.

Thanks again,

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