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    iBook G4 Installing Linux

    Hi, Is there anyone within the forum who has installed Linux on the above or similar. Can you install it without re installing the Mac OS X and if you can which version of Linux would you advise?

    Kind Regards Eddie

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    It can be done. Though I've no first-hand experience in doing so.
    If you can provide some system information, we might be able to point you toward some decent choices.
    CPU type
    GFX chip/card
    HDD capacity.
    CD or DVD drive

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    Thanks Jay for your reply hope this helps. Kind regards Eddie

    iBook G4 (Mid 2005) - Technical Specifications
    Configurations 14-inch SuperDrive
    Model M9846LL/A M9848LL/A
    Processor 1.42GHz PowerPC G4
    Level 2 Cache 512K at 1.42GHz
    System bus 142MHz
    Memory (DDR SDRAM) 512MB PC2700 (333MHz) DDR SDRAM; supports up to 1.5GB; 1 available expansion slot
    Hard drive 60GB ATA/100 4200 rpm
    Optical drive Slot-Load Combo Drive DVD-ROM/CD-RW Slot-Load SuperDrive DVD±RW/CD-RW
    Display 14.1-inch (diagonal) TFT XGA
    Graphics support ATI Mobility Radeon 9550 with 32MB of dedicated DDR SDRAM
    FireWire One FireWire 400 port at up to 400 Mbps
    USB Two USB 2.0 ports at up to 480 Mbps each
    VGA, S-video and composite video output Video mirroring supports VGA video out to an external display or projector (requires included Apple VGA Video Adapter) and S-video and composite video out to a TV or VCR (requires optional Apple Video Adapter, sold separately).
    Modem (3) Built-in 56K V.92 modem
    Ethernet Built-in 10/100BASE-T Ethernet
    Wireless(4) Built-in 54-Mbps AirPort Extreme (Wi-Fi 802.11g); built-in Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
    System software Mac OS X version 10.4 Tiger


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