Re: debian on a mac?
On (15/10/03 21:41), Ron Johnson wrote:
> On Wed, 2003-10-15 at 19:01, Monique Y. Herman wrote:
> > On Wed, 15 Oct 2003 at 22:33 GMT, Clive Menzies penned:
> > > It is worth reviewing the archive for email@example.com
> > Speaking of which, http://www.debian.org/ports/ lists the motorola 68k
> > as the second-most popular debian-port, then later down the list
> > mentions the powerpc. Both mention Macs. Are all modern Macs
> > powerpc, or do I need to look at the specs to know what I need?
> Apple hasn't made a 68K Mac since, oh, 1995.
> The thing now is the differences between G3, G4 & G5, and that
> early G3 Macs still used the NuBus, and thus won't run Linux.
I've got an 8100/80 Nubus Mac running woody and serving files on our
network. This was the first machine on which I installed Debian but it
did take a long time. It is a hack of some proportions to do the
install but it runs really well. Because it is a slow processor (80Mhz)
it is not much good for a GUI interface but still has a value (at least
to me as a server)
I posted my install notes here:
My original reason for learning Linux was with a view to extending the
life of old kit. I tried YDL which wouldn't work, MkLinux with was old
buggy and unsupported and finally arrived at Debian, which as we know,
strategies for business