Linux on Mac

Link to this post 15 Aug 09

Ok not sure s to how i would do this. Well i want to use linux on a mac wether dual boot or as the only OS.

So heres the computer specs. (mind you its old 1998)

300mhz proccessor,
G3 powerpc
6mb video ram
160 mb RAM
40 gb HD
Running MAc Os X 10.1.5

What i want to put on here is Puppy linux if possible but some other form of linux will also do.

I am not sure as to what steps i would take to even start sop if someone has an sort of instructional that would be awesome.

Can it be done?

If more info is needed please don;t hesitate for the additiional information that may be required to help me in my quest to get it up and running thanks.

Link to this post 15 Aug 09

Unfortunately there are not any Linux distributions that will truly properly support Macintosh Power laptops. You will find that your wireless card (if any) will likely be finnicky, and your touchpad (if any) will also be finicky.


Those will give you the best possible Linux experience on the Power platform (at least of which I am aware). If you choose to go the Ubuntu route, Xubuntu would be better suited to your hardware, but Slackintosh is scalable (window maker instead of KDE may be a good option). If you know the graphics chipset, network card manufacturer and model, and the touchpad manufacturer I would be able to tell you more.

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