Re: Boot Mac 5500/225 in Linux
this mac is old enough that it could be booted
from one of the old DiskTools floppies from
Apple, say 8.0 -- i believe these are free
for download. although my computers complain,
they will run off these.
(actually this one might boot
the entire free version of macos7
i wonder this is like the first pci mac...)
thus giving a toehold for bootx to boot off
debian install cd.
problem for him to make alone with only windoz
--- Hans Ekbrand <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 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)
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