[clug-talk] Linux & Mac OS Dual-Boot
tekbudda at gmail.com
Mon Dec 10 20:39:19 PST 2007
Wanted to query the list and get some suggestions on how I should go
about a project.
I have an old iMac (G3 I believe..one-piece blue & clear shell) that is
running a PowerPC chip.
What I would ideally like to do is get it dual (or triple) booting
between linux & Mac OS. I am not overly worried about storing data on
it as I have a Windows 2003 domain (yes I know) that acts as my file
server/domain controller, etc. so I would anticpate the whole hard drive
I am sort of in the research stages right now so am gathering
information and deciding form there. I would anticipate that this
wopuld just be a general purpose/test box that sit in the kitchen. If
it supports an AirCard I am contemplating installing one...but would
want to make sure that the AirCard would work in Linux as well.
What I need suggestions on is the following:
* Any distro suggestions? I am pretty comfortable with and would
prefer using *buntu's but I don't know if they still make any of these
for the PPC chips. Do they? If so where are they found?
I know there is Yellow Dog and have heard is one of the better ones for
Mac's. Any opinions, etc?
* What pre-installation steps do I need to consider? Is there a special
order I should install things in?
I am planning top use OS 9.2.2 right now and if I can ever get my hands
on a copy of Mac OS X I would like to install that as well. I don't
know if it is recommended/possible/advisable to boot into 9 & 10 & then
into Linux as well...basically setting up a triple boot. Or is it
better to have an OS 9 for now, then upgrade it to OS X & run OS 9 stuff
in classic mode & then stick with a dual boot?
* Seeing as it will initially connect to a Windows domain and later to a
Linux domain is there anything I would need server side? I knwo windows
has services for mac, but I am thinking if there is something for Linux
or possible an open source equivalent of Services for mac in windows. I
seem to remember something like that... but the name escapes me and
can't think of the details.
* Anything else I might be forgetting?
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