Re: Debian on an iMac
On Tue, Mar 18, 2003 at 06:48:15PM -0500, Jeffrey Matt wrote:
> On 2003.03.18 16:02 Ashesh Datta wrote:
> >I am rank beginner (albeit a 70 year old pensioner), ignorant of
> >Unix, and
> >my first brush with Linux - as well as Unix - has been to try to
> >Debian in iMac from a set of 7 CDs
> I'm in much the same boat, nominal linux experience, trying to install
> debian on an iMac (slot-loading). I've managed to get everything
> running from the CD's (with the exception of PPPoE, which I had to get
> the source for and compile myself), and most of the rest was upgraded
> using apt-get.
> The only thing I haven't gotten running is Direct Rendering using the
> Rage 128 card.
> Having said that, take everything I say with a grain of salt, I'm new
> at this too.
> > 1. How do I change CDs in an iMac?
> Depending on the model iMac:
> Tray Loading - there's a hole on the right hand side of the CD tray
> face. Stick a paperclip in their and it'll pop open.
> Slot-Loading - Same trick, but stick the paperclip in on the far right
> hand side of the slot itself. It's not far in. maybe a centimeter. If
> goes in farther, you missed it.
> Flat Panel - I can't remember, but I think I read about a similar hole
> somewhere (presumably near the CD tray). If you've got a flat-panel
> iMac, maybe someone else here who has one can help.
That's good info, I didn't know that about the slot-loading Macs.
And you're right, only CD1 is needed until you get rebooted. The
lack of the eject command has already been addressed in the new
I've just begun developing a help app targeted to complete linux
newbies, but with a Debian slant. Would either of you like to try out
the very preliminary version and give me some feedback? (If so,
contact me off-list at firstname.lastname@example.org).
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