linux and ibook

in Mac Software edited January 2014
I bought an ibook at the end of august of this year. I am running Os 10.2.1 and I love it. I used linux mandrake on one of my older pc's and I liked using it becuase it was something different to play with. Has anybody had experience with linux mandrake on an ibook? or any other linux distro's?


  • Reply 1 of 8
    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
    mandrake linux won't run on your iBook. use linuxPPC
  • Reply 2 of 8
    Yeah it will.. there are PPC builds of Mandrake Linux all the way through version 8.2.

    <a href=""; target="_blank">Heres a link</a>

    [ 10-26-2002: Message edited by: Proud iBook Owner 2k2 ]</p>
  • Reply 3 of 8
    I'm using Yellow Dog Linux 2.3 from Terrasoft. It's a ppc only distro. Installs easy on a iBook. Try it. If you're up to a Unix install instead of Linux, try NetBSD for the ppc...
  • Reply 4 of 8
    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
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  • Reply 5 of 8

    check out <a href=""; target="_blank"></a>

    little more involved but the install instructions

    are really good & you will wind up with a really

    zippy distro & will have gained an enourmous

    amt of knowledge....
  • Reply 6 of 8
    In a few weeks the fink distribution that works with 10.2 will be out. How about simply Fink, or do you have particular exigences to have a complete linux on your computer? I do have yellow dog, but will disintall that to substitute it with Fink.
  • Reply 7 of 8
    serranoserrano Posts: 1,806member
    i've run both ydl and mandrake, i much prefer ydl. i failed several times to get debian running and i'm now looking towards gentoo... maybe tonight

    [ 10-30-2002: Message edited by: serrano ]</p>
  • Reply 8 of 8
    stimulistimuli Posts: 564member
    let us know how your gentoo experiences go. I am looking to purchase an Apple laptop next year and am thinking of doing the gentoo thang.

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