Re: OT: Debian on an iMac from the late 2006 (i386)?
You are right. I am sorry, I never owned an intel mac so I was not too familiar with it.
Anyways, I've never installed debian on an Intel mac before but from I've read around there doesn't seem to be any major issues. Just for your reference there is a page on Debian Wiki describing installation on an Intel PowerMac:
Hope that helps.
On Mon, 26 May 2008 18:59:41 +0200
"Denís Fernández Cabrera" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hello Amit,
> Thank you for your answer! But the iMac from the late 2006 is actually
> an intel machine:
> That is why I said the message was out of topic, and apologized in
> advance... But as I said then too, this is the place I know which is
> most likely to have some number of people with (intel) iMacs running
> Debian, given that Apple machines used to be powerpc in the past.
> 2008/5/26 Amit Uttamchandani <email@example.com>:
> > On Mon, 26 May 2008 17:25:26 +0200
> > "Denís Fernández Cabrera" <firstname.lastname@example.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.
> > Amit
> Denís Fernández Cabrera