Quote:> So, I'm a total Mac newbie, and I just aquired a 400MHz G3 with 256MB RAM.
> What's the first step to take to install Linux or OS/X (or both) on it?
As far as Linux goes the first step will be to decide which distribution
you want to use (Suse, Debian, Linuxppc, Mandrake, Yellow Dog, TurboLinux,
...). You may find many off these to be fairly similar as they are mostly
RedHat-Linux spin-offs with Debian ansd SuSE probably being the biggest
exceptions from this rule - well take this statement with care because I
do not know all of them.
At least there is only one MacOS X which makes the choice much simpler.
When installing any of the OSes, make sure to leave enough unused space on
the hard disk to hold the second OS in case you are going for a dual-boot
option (i.e. Linux + MacOS X).
Otherwise probably start reading the (relevant parts of the)
online-documentation, e.g. on http://www.linuxppc.org . The whole issue is
simply a bit too complex to sum it up in a few lines here.
Quote:> I also have an AGP ATI Radeon that we bought for a PC system that I'm not
> going to be using. Will this card work in this system?
I doubt this very much. In general PC and MAC cards must have different
firmware on board in order to please the different CPUs/mainboards. There
might some (theoretical) chance if you manage to boot/install the base
system plus ATI specific video-card drivers "blind" (or using a Mac card).