Request for 17" PowerBook install recommendations
I am sure that the message title alone may solicit deep sighs, rolling
of the eyes, and cries of "not again!". I had installed Debian Woody
on a Titanium PowerBook G4 500MHz (the Titanium II, I believe) and was
amazed at how well it went and at how much info I found that really hit
the spot. Quite a departure from my early-2001 experiences with
I have since lost that spare and want to get Debian to dual boot with
Mac OS 10.3. I haven't found (understandably, since TiBooks have been
around for a few years) as much info for the PowerBook 17. Most of the
info I have come across are fragmentary posts in the archive.
I would like to get Debian installed, using at least sarge. Would
that mean using the installer(?) instead of the boot floppy images? If
so, how? Any recommendations or links to information on PowerBook 17"
gotchas would be appreciated. I was very saddened to see that the
nVidia folks are being problematic and causing unnecessary delays in
getting sleep to work on the newer PowerBooks. I am sure that Airport
Extreme may be problematic as well.
I currently have these links for PowerBook/Debian info:
Barry C. Hawkins
All Things Computed
P.S. - Apologies to any debian-powerpc list members for the cross-post,
but my post was summarily ignored there.
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