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Re: Linux on Mac [Re: PapaBill] #542734 11/02/10 10:36 PM
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Originally Posted By: papabill
I've already downloaded Debian 5.06 for the PowerPC(I was told it would do well), but cannot figure out how to install it. No floppy, and the CDs themselves do not boot
The first problem is you need to boot from something to install it.

How did you burn the CD? What format was the image? Can you give me a link to the d/l site?

Unless you're doing an internet install, it will be 8 CD's or one DVD.

If it was an ISO you should use Disk Utility to burn it.

Maybe this will help?

Re: Linux on Mac [Re: PapaBill] #542737 11/02/10 10:41 PM
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Don't open the iso in the finder BTW, it may corrupt it. Drag the iso to the Disk Utility window. If you have opened it re-download it.

Misc links.

http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/debian-installer/

http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?t=20481

Re: Linux on Mac [Re: Reboot] #542747 11/02/10 11:16 PM
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Originally Posted By: Reboot
How did you burn the CD? What format was the image? Can you give me a link to the d/l site? Unless you're doing an internet install, it will be 8 CD's or one DVD. If it was an ISO you should use Disk Utility to burn it. Maybe this will help?


These are the ones I got: http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/5.0.6/powerpc/iso-cd/

I burned them with MagicISO, and the Mac has absolutely no problem reading them.


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Re: Linux on Mac [Re: MacBozo] #542780 11/03/10 02:10 AM
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Re: Linux on Mac [Re: PapaBill] #542801 11/03/10 03:56 AM
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Originally Posted By: papabill
I burned them with MagicISO, and the Mac has absolutely no problem reading them.
Did the same for me. MagicISO didn't work, and neither did using Disk Utility. They show up on the Mac but don't boot it. It may be a bad build.

Re: Linux on Mac [Re: Reboot] #542857 11/03/10 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted By: Reboot
Did the same for me. MagicISO didn't work, and neither did using Disk Utility. They show up on the Mac but don't boot it. It may be a bad build.


Hmmm, is there an ISO burner for Mac that will run on this thing?


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Re: Linux on Mac [Re: PapaBill] #542861 11/03/10 12:44 PM
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Disk Utility burns bootable ISO files just fine. I have burned Windows ISO files on OS X and they boot a PC. My guess is something is wrong with the ISO.

Re: Linux on Mac [Re: PapaBill] #542907 11/03/10 04:30 PM
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I have 10.3 running on my old iMac in the basement.

But if you do figure out how to get Linux installed, let me know. I wouldn't mind playing around with it.

Re: Linux on Mac [Re: PapaBill] #542909 11/03/10 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted By: papabill
Hmmm, is there an ISO burner for Mac that will run on this thing?


Hmmmm, come to think of it, I don't have a Mac that has a burner in it anyway frown


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I went ahead and downloaded the first one from here, but it does the same thing. With no way to boot it, doesn't look like I'm even going to get the chance to try linux on this thing.


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