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Re: Boot Mac 5500/225 in Linux

On Wed, Mar 22, 2006 at 09:00:41AM +0100, Hans Ekbrand wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 19, 2006 at 04:16:43PM -0600, kendall14 wrote:
> > I don't know much about linux or mac but I want to install a linux
> > operating system to a old mac. The system is a mac 5500/225 with a 2GB
> > HDD and all downloading will be done on a windows xp computer. The mac
> > does not boot, it will just put a floppy on the screen. I have a CD
> > burner and no floppy drive but once in a while I can use one on a
> > computer that has a cd-rom drive and a floppy drive with windows xp. I
> > need to to use minimum floppies and if at all possible none (doubt) or
> > one floppy. So my question is , what operating system should I use for
> > it and how can do the install?
> Oldworld macs (and I believe 5500 is oldworld) cannot be booted from
> the debian-installer CD. So if there is no MacOS present on the HD,
> you have to
> A) Install MacOS from CD (that CD can obviously boot the machine)
> B) Install Debian from floppies.

To clarify, do A or B.

        Hans Ekbrand (http://sociologi.cjb.net) <hans@sociologi.cjb.net>
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