Howdy all, I am interested in installing linux on my iMac 17''. Actually I want to install debian on it. And I am not really interested in a discussion about why I chose debian. Well anyways. I know the x86 installer for debain ( woody ) fairly well, but installing the piece of software on my mac presents itself rather difficult. First of all I couldn't find many sites on the net talking about people installing Linux on an iMac. Basically I couldn't find any at all. Many were talking of Debian on a Powerbook 12''. And the problems seem to be almost the same. Nameley the normal yaboot, and the normale root.bin won't recognize the hard disc. I'm getting the all red backgroud, which says that something is not working i guess. When I try to partition the hard disc, it tells me that the Installer couldn't find any. If the wires are attached correctly and so on. Well they are. As of this writing I m back in os x. now i got some custom kernels from http://valla.uchicago.edu/ppc/pbG412.html and: http://www.mathematik.uni-marburg.de/~schmidtm/apple/powerbook.en.php thought unfortunatly they are kernel panicing at boot time, even before the installer starts. Here comes the last few lines. ( The "..." are representing numerous lines full of numbers. Unless they are needed I m not really interested in writing them all down as I did for the error messages. ;-) ) Now I don't really what to do, as I can't use any of those kernels. I tried to boot them in safe mode using "video=ofonly" but that hasn 't worked neither. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.