am 16.07.2004 11:01 Uhr schrieb John Galt unter galt.john(a)gmail.com:
The hardware is old enough that os9.1 is the latest
thing it will run
(pre G3 hardware) I'd just like to make good use of it. If OSX
would run on it that would probably be my first choice.
PCI-Mac are divided in two groups: Old-World and New-World
Old-World means a gray-colored case, New World is everything above the first
iMac (colored case)
This means you might have an Old-World Mac:
Suse and I think the other distributors supports the following OW-Macs:
PowerPC 7600, 7500, 7300, 7200
PowerPC 8600, 8500, 8200
PowerPC 9600, 9500
PowerPC/Performa 6500, 6400, 5500, 5400, 4400, 6360
G3 Desktop, Towers, All-in-Ones
I tried several distributions, like Debian, Gentoo (very flexible - but much
work), YellowDogLinux (YDL) and Suse 7.1 (never found 7.3 for Download and I
didn't want to pay another 50 Euro for another Suse-Box)
OW-Mac can't boot from CD but on CD 1 of Debian or YDL is everything you
need to start an OW-Mac out of a working Mac-OS.
I would try Debian or YDL.
If you have problems, feel free to mail me.