Help me install Linux on an iMac

Help me install Linux on an iMac

Post by Porl » Thu, 20 Jul 2000 04:00:00



I am new to macs and would like to install a distribution of Linux on to it
so i can get some server stuff going on.

I have an iMac DV model and would like to make contact with someone who has
succesfully installed Linux onto one of these machines.

I also want to be able to dual boot OS 9 and Linux.

Can anyone hold my hand and give me some advice.

Thanks

Paul.

 
 
 

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- Bootstrap (Linux native) partition of 800K
- Linux (Linux native) partition of 3 gigs
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The trick I'm having is that I don't know how to get the system booting
into Linux.  When I boot up with no CD in the drive, I get a grey screen
with a folder flashing between a MacOS icon and a question mark.  (When I
boot with the Debian CD, I get a yaboot prompt.)

I'm really just not clear at all what I need to do to get from where I am
now to booting into Linux.  I've been crawling through HOWTOs for the last
couple of hours with no success.  

Thanks in advance (and, probably, after the fact as well) for any help.

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