Re: Pointers for a ppc newbie?
On (02/03/04 16:59), s. keeling wrote:
> Hi. I've an iMac that's come to end of life for MacOS and I'm intent
> on slapping Debian onto it. At the moment, I'm bogging down in lack
> of Mac knowledge. If anyone can offer pointers as to how these things
> can be done, I'd appreciate it.
> - How do I burn iso's in MacOS 8.x? Do I need special software? [I
> still need to find a burner I can use on the Mac, so this step is
> currently non-optimal.]
> - Failing that - the Mac is on a cable modem. I have a burner on my
> Dell laptop. What do I need to play with to get the mac talking
> to my laptop while both are plugged into a hub? Basic LAN
> routing, yeah, but Apple networking's a fairly gray area for me.
> I'm running the stock Debian 2.4.18-1-686 kernel, so I assume
> there's a network driver module here that can talk Apple
> networking (aka, Appletalk?)?
> If I can at least dl iso's to the Mac, then cp them to the laptop
> and burn them there, that would be fine. Better would be a
> transparent network connection Dell --> Hub --> iMac --> net.
> - Is there anything special I need to know to create (on i386
> Debian) a Mac bootable CD?
> Dell i4k w Woody 3.0r2, Netgear 4 port hub, Linksys 100 Mbit PCCard
> Blue & White iMac G3 ca. 350 Mhz running MacOS 8.x
I've found the easiest way to install is booting from the hard disk and
then doing a network install:
Good luck ;)
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