[clug-talk] Linux & Mac OS Dual-Boot
tekbudda at gmail.com
Tue Dec 11 13:34:46 PST 2007
>> 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
> That is an awfully expensive toy to have at home.
The server is the expensive toy? Actaully it is an old computer from
work using a copy of server 2003 that I got for free...hehehe
The Mac I also got for free...but just haven't been doing much with it
other than playing aorund with it.
>> it supports an AirCard I am contemplating installing one...but would
>> want to make sure that the AirCard would work in Linux as well.
> Hit or miss. Make sure there is a good return policy wherever you get
> the card.
I gues sthe same could be said for any wireless card...but theoretically
I wold imagine if it works on OS X it should have a good chance to work
on 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?
> Debian still supports PPC (what doesn't debian support)
> Ubuntu dropped PPC in favour of Sparc.
I suppose debian would be a good candiadte.. probably the closest thing
Do red hat & suse still make PPC distros? Hmmmm
>> I know there is Yellow Dog and have heard is one of the better ones for
>> Mac's. Any opinions, etc?
> Excellent distro.
Ahhhh...and it would appear that it is RPM based and uses defaults to
Gnome but with enlightenment e 17
>> * What pre-installation steps do I need to consider? Is there a special
>> order I should install things in?
> Use google.
You mean you don't have a list at your desk gustin? Shame! ;-)
>> 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
> OS X has steep hardware requirements. You should make sure that you
> meet (or better still exceed) the minimum requirements. Do not expect
> that you will be able to run the latest version of OS X on this old machine.
From what I have seen it will supposedly run OS X up to 10.4...but I
could be on crack about that...
>> 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?
> Seriously, when it came to Macs, I had only one OS on them, either
> Debian or YD. MacOS 9 seems kind of pointless, Especially these days.
> Kind of like running Win95.
I wanted to have access to the OS 9 as well because I stil get some
support requests for it and sometimes need to test thing sout.
>> * 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.
> Samba. OS X uses samba. Not sure how it worked on older MacOS
> versions, though personally I don't care :)
Hmmm...I will need to keep digging on this one.
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