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I was trying to install linux on an OLD powerpc laptop (ie mac), I got bootx working, and the computer would reboot just fine and linux booted, i even got ...
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    PPC install


    I was trying to install linux on an OLD powerpc laptop (ie mac), I got bootx working, and the computer would reboot just fine and linux booted, i even got to the installer, but once there, i selected install from cd (mandrake 9.1) and it says that it cannot find the cd, enen though i installed bootx from it, i dont think it is a hardware issue, I dont need mac on it anymore, so if anyone has a good idea how to completly remove mac first, im open to that also.
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    I don't know about MDK on PPC, but I got Gentoo working on my PPC laptop with no problems whatsoever. If you're feeling up to it, try out gentoo on the ole mac.
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    excelnt, it only has a 250mhz processer, i know that doesnt translate very well b/c it is a ppc archtectue.. out of curiosity, was your install on a old world or new world mac?
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    Old-world.
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    and you didnt need bootx or any of that? you just held 'c'? I cant seem to get taht to work, and whenever i go to install it says that it cannot find system/preferances, witch is uberodd as that direstory has never been touched...... o well, im gonna screw around w/ a coupe distros and see if i cant get it to work
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