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Re: help, please

That's not completely true. Worst choice would be somewhere near a
5400/180, or
perhaps a 7200/75. :) In order to get Debian (or any other flavour) to
run on an
oldworld Mac, there's a few more hoops you need to jump through.

First off, if you can live with an extra 200 meg partition to hold
MacOS, then
you can use BootX to start linux...if you don't like that, then you've
got to go
with quik, which can be harder to deal with. I'm currently using bootx
on an
beige-G3 for simplicity. As often as I actually need to reboot the
thing, I don't really care, and quik just plain scares me. :)

Basically...for the initial install, you need to use bootx anyways,
Download it, plus the boot/root disks, and the base-xxx tarball. The
rest of the
install directions are either on the debian website, or this list's
I've found that the stripped MacOS partition is handy anyways, cuz if
you manage
to complete screw up your networking, you can at least reboot, download
packages/patches to the MacOS drive, and then startup in Linux again
Handier than you might think.


Andrei Verovski wrote:

> >Hi All,
> >
> >Well, I'll try this one more time.  How do I get debian linux ver 2.2
> >load onto a 6500/250.  I can't figure it out.  It won't boot from a
cd, and
> >I don't see any application to make boot disks.  I am fairly new to
macs, so
> >maybe I'm missing something.  But if anyone has had any luck out
> >please let me know.
> >
> >Thanks,
> >Bob
> Hi, Bob,
> The Performa 6500/250 is the worst choice for Linux, I am not sure
> will work on this machine. You should better to use beige G3 or any
> NewWorld mac.
> Andrei
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