August 4th, 2004, 04:13 PM
Installing Linux on a 400Mhz iMac
I have a 400Mhz iMac that I want to install Linux on.
I'm a Wintel person wanting to explore Linux. I've installed Red Hat and Madrake on a few PCs and played around with it then this iMac was given to me. I know that the core of OS X is Unix, FreeBSD I think but I always like a challeng.
So I have the iMac and I am downloading the ISO images of Mandrake 9.1 for the PPC then I will burn them.
Then what? What is the next step to get Linux installed? Does the system become a dual boot computer? Can you install Linux and remove OS X?
Thanks in advanced for the help.
August 4th, 2004, 04:30 PM
I've never installed Linux on a mac to be honest, and I haven't installed Mandrake for years. I would think that Mandrake would completely over-write OS-X, however, you may be best served by trying a more linux-centric forum. www.justlinux.com springs to mind
Cheers, and good luck
August 4th, 2004, 07:05 PM
Thanks for the info. I was able to do some digging at justlinux.com and from what I can tell yellow dog linux is better for the Mac.
So I am downloading the images now.
I found A Companion to Installing
Yellow Dog Linux 3.0.1.
Click here for the pdf of A Compainion....
That seems to answer how to get it installed.
August 5th, 2004, 10:22 AM
yes I used to run yellow dog linux or gentoo linux onmy powerbook g4 400 mhz, there ez installs and run great
August 22nd, 2004, 01:21 PM
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