Has anyone successfully installed Mandrake 9 on a Powerbook?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by starflyer 59, Feb 19, 2003.

  1. starflyer 59 macrumors newbie

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    I have tried to install it several times, but I am unable to get the install to work correctly. I can see that there is a graphic for me to go through, but the resolution is completely screwed. Does anyone have Madrake 9 up and running on a Powerbook?

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  2. brdoco macrumors member

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    can you even run mandrake on a mac? I thought YellowDog (www.yellowdoglinux.com) was the only mac-compatible distro.

    btw, good band..
     
  3. starflyer 59 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah, mandrake distributes a ppc version. i love denison marrs.... to get off subject, what other bands do you like?
     
  4. f-matic macrumors member

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    try looking for a xf86config-4

    i set up debian a while back on a pb g4/400. the resolution was screwy but i tracked down someone else's functional XF86Config-4 file off the internet. i think mandrake has the same deal - the configuration for X11 is in /etc/X11, so do a google search for the right config file for your G4 then put it in the /etc/X11/ directory... worked for me at least!

    good luck setting it up,

    best,
    np
     
  5. brdoco macrumors member

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    uhh... david crowder band, chris tomlin, 10 shekel shirt, 3day, benjamin gate, charlie hall, delerious, superchick.. and even some dakoda motor co here and there.
     
  6. i_wolf macrumors regular

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    Gentoo also have a mac version available. Although it isn't as easy to install... (you will be fine if you follow the instructions !) it has a fantastic ports system like FreeBSD, has less bloat than mandrake 9 and generally will run faster than other linux distro's since it is optimized heavily around your system.
    Check it out www.gentoo.org
    Kind Regards,
    i_wolf
     
  7. yzeater macrumors regular

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    I saw Crowder in concert a month ago. They were amazing!! Oh yeah, and Superchick is coming to my school in April :)
     
  8. Jaykay macrumors 6502a

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    I dont think that linux is as efficent running on the PPC architecture as they had some problems while thaey were porting it, i cant remember what they were but they did have to make some scrifices, oh well i guess that means that x86 kinux is still exellent. I love that OS (but red hat annoys me)...
     
  9. brdoco macrumors member

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    i got to see crowder at southeast (i think) a couple months ago. right now, passion is booking another tour, similar to the experience tour i think, with crowder, tomlin, and hall. rumor has it, my church has put a bid in on being a venue.. :)

    where do you go to school..?
     
  10. yzeater macrumors regular

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  11. brdoco macrumors member

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    I had meant the name of your school... but i guess the geographic location is cool too.
     
  12. yzeater macrumors regular

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  13. brdoco macrumors member

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    superchick played your high school..? that's pretty cool. back in the day, sixpence played my high school.
     
  14. guitargeek macrumors regular

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    After all the trouble I had getting Gentoo installed on my machine, I'd hate to have to try to figure out how to get it to work on a foreign hardware base (even if it has been ported succesfully).
     

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