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  1. #1

    MacOS 7.6 & Linux dual boot

    Hi everyone

    I'm new on here

    I was just wondering if anyone could help me...

    I'm getting a Apple Powerbook 3400/200, 32Mb RAM, 5GB on Monday, and it'll be running MacOS 7.6.1

    I would REALLY like to have linux running on here on a dual boot setup, but I'm not sure if it's possible.

    Can anyone tell me if it is, and which distro of Linux would best suit?

    My linux experience is with i386 based machines, and not PPC, but I REALLY want to have a dual boot system setup.

    If anyone could help me out I'd be very appreciative.

    Thanks everyone.


  2. #2
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    Jun 2003
    Helsinki, Finland
    Give Gentoo a shot. They have a live CD somewhere for PPC (check, Plus this guy
    (link) installed it on a 3400 and wrote a guide on how to do it.

    There's a normal install guide also ( )

    Also, you could try Yellowdog linux.

  3. #3
    Linux User
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Hong Kong, China
    You should try to find a PPC setup guide in the Linux documentation's site howtos.
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    Thank you everyone for all your help

    I was hoping it would be Gentoo, because my friend runs Gentoo for i386, and it seems to be quite stable and minimal (unlike SuSE, which does seem to get a *bit* bloated)

    I'll be sure to let you all know how I get's probably gonna take about a week of figuring out how to do it!

    Thanks again, you've helped me LOADS!


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