Re: PowerPc 5300 compatible?
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On Monday 13 December 2004 05:06, sasha shkolnikov wrote:
> I am new to Debian. I have an old Apple Macintosh 5300 PowerBook
> (PowerPC chip). Does anyone know if I can run Debiac on it? ..and how.
> Really don't want to waste it.
A quick google search revealed "a qualified yes" ;-)
1.1.7) Will Linux run on this computer?
The answer to that question is a qualified yes. One can install and boot Linux
on this computer, but it is a complicated project with dubious utility. As of
this writing, MkLinux is supported on this computer. Other distributions such
as Debian, Mandrake, Yellow Dog, and SuSE can also be made to run on the 5300
if the standard Linux kernel is replaced with one compiled with support for
the NuBus architecture. Basically, if you can run it on a 6100, you can
probably run it, with some effort, on a PowerBook 5300. Again, as of this
writing, several PowerBook features are unsupported: The PCMCIA controller
doesn't work, expansion bay devices (floppy included) are not supported, the
sound hardware is not supported, and PDS expansion cards are unsupported.
There are also some issues with the 5300 greyscale LCD.
Also have a look at http://nubus-pmac.sourceforge.net/ and
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