Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). VPC 5 and Mandrake 8.2 - Mac Software Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In VPC 5 and Mandrake 8.2 brianmacos Posted: August 17, 2002 7:21PM in Mac Software edited January 2014 I just got Mandrake 8.2 download and on cd's. How exactly do I go about installing it under VPC? I have VPC 5 just so you know. Comments Reply 1 of 6 scott Posts: 7,431member August 17, 2002 9:06PM Okay I'm sorry I have to ask. Why not just install a PPC linux for the Mac? Reply 2 of 6 cubedude Posts: 1,556member August 18, 2002 12:56AM Because that requires reformatting your hard drive(therefore you lose all your files). It is simpler just to install on VPC, as you can create a new hard drive image. Reply 3 of 6 scott Posts: 7,431member August 18, 2002 11:06AM Well if you wanna run Linux .... then you want to run Linux. Right Reply 4 of 6 ast3r3x Posts: 5,012member August 18, 2002 10:19PM If your going to install linux...and you want the best (Mandrake, not PPC there is only one thing to do)Install Mandrake and run it without an emulator!<a href="http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/82ppc-announce.php3" target="_blank">http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/82ppc-announce.php3</a>With mandrake, and os x being able to run on the same drive...what more is there to ask for...you have OS X...plus the best Linux build! Reply 5 of 6 badtz Posts: 949member August 21, 2002 4:02PM whoa! i didn't know they released one for the ppc.....!!!!would you have to re-partition/format everything?? Reply 6 of 6 proud ibook owner 2k2 Posts: 1,011member August 21, 2002 8:03PM Yes Badtz. I tried it several times unsuccessfully...... Try it at your own risk. Sign In or Register to comment.