> Hi all,
> I currently have a G3 Beige Desktop running both OS X and OS 9.2. A few
> years ago I purchased a copy of LinuxPPC but it appears that those folks
> have folded.
> Any recommendations for a good Linux distribution for the Macintosh G3
> Beige Desktop. It appears that Yellow Dog is Mac only which appeals to me
> as I wouldn't become a "step child" to their support. On the other hand, I
> have heard good things about SUSE, Mandrake, and Debian as well.
> I do wish to be able to boot into OS X, 0S 9, or Linux off of a single
> drive. Having dual boot between OS X and OS 9 isn't that big of a deal but
> I wonder what is available for the Linux to co-habitate with those other
> Thanks for any information,
Depends what you want, as always.
Mandrake will not work easily with a Oldworld mac. The kernel will need
to be recompiled for your mac, it assumes USB and not ADB. Got around
this using the 2.2.13 kernel that came with linuxPPC.
Have not used SUSE.
Debian did not like my mouse either (Logitech 3 button ADB). GUI not the
same without a mouse.
If you have:
1. A fast/cheap internet connection, or access to one.
2. Don't mind 4-6 days of computer compiling (for a g3)
3. About 1 (basic) to 3 Gig (the lot) free HD space.
4. Don't mind downloading and storing 500meg of files.
Have a look at Gentoo http://www.gentoo.org/ Its a spinoff of Debian
that is compiled and setup from source. Because its compiled for your
machine its very fast. Because its a crossplatform setup, you have many
people working on the software. Hardware will always be a prob on a old
mac, and the software that goes with it.
Have 2.4.19/gnome running on a 7600, single user works fast, takes a
performance hit if I try to compile a new bit and do somthing else.
Success is not the result Michael F. Tomkins
You must set yourself on fire. University of Canberra, Australia.