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Re: debian on a mac?

On Thu, 2003-10-16 at 03:11, Clive Menzies wrote:
> 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 debian-powerpc@lists.debian.org
> > > 
> > > 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

Well then I take that back.  I thought I had read that NuBus wasn't

> 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:
> http://www.clivemenzies.co.uk/nubus_woody.htm
> 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,
> rocks!!
> Regards
> Clive
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Jefferson, LA USA

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