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Re: OT: Debian on an iMac from the late 2006 (i386)?

On Mon, 26 May 2008 17:25:26 +0200
"Denís Fernández Cabrera" <denis@ceibes.org> wrote:

> Hello people,
> I hope you'll excuse this off-topic thread, but this is the place I
> know with the highest number of people that are likely use Debian
> GNU/Linux on Apple computers.
> I'm being persuaded into buying a second-hand iMac of the late 2006 by
> a friend of mine, but before doing so I'd want to know how well
> supported is that machine by Debian? Does all the hardware work with a
> standard install, or is it some (or lots) work necessary to get it to
> work? Has someone attempted this, and if so can you share your
> experience?
> Thanks in advance,
> Denís.

Hi there,

Yes, this is the right place to post questions regarding Debian on ppc based Apple machines.

A late 2006 iMac probably has powerpc based cpu. It also known as a "new world" machine. This means that you can simply download the powerpc install cd and simply boot of the cd and install debian on the machine. Regarding the hardware, all of it should work without a problem.

Checkout the following link (I'm assuming you have an iMac G5):

 1. http://wiki.debian.org/iMacG5

Good luck and post back if you have anymore questions.


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