Simple question: Dual boot

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Xephian, Oct 1, 2005.

  1. Xephian macrumors 6502a

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    Can you dual boot OS X and Fedora Core on a Powerbook? If so, how?
     
  2. spaceballl macrumors 68030

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    Yeah you can. You can dual boot any linux distro + OS X. The reason why you don't hear too much about it is because the broadcom 802.11g chipset in iBook/Powerbook laptops doesn't work in linux. Check yellow dog linux out for directions how to do it. They sell their own distro which is actually based off of fedora core.
     
  3. BiikeMike macrumors 65816

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    out of curiosity, why would you want to? what do you want to do in Fedora that you cant do in OSX?
     
  4. spaceballl macrumors 68030

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    Well, I wouldn't boot Fedora. I'd boot Ubuntu. But I suppose your general question is Linux v. OS X.
    1. Linux is free and it is fun and interesting to support the open source movement
    2. Native OpenOffice, I don't want to buy MS Office, NeoOffice is too slow, and the rest are mediocre
    3. Linux development - contribute to OpenSource movement
    4. Snappier operating system - OS X is fast, but lacks the snap that linux has on comparable machines, ESPECIALLY on older macs
    5. Experimentation - trying something new - Never hurts to see what else is out there
    6. Gain experience in another environment - a lot of tech jobs require experience w/ Linux
    7. Run lots of cool custom linux apps that OS X doesn't have
     
  5. caveman_uk Guest

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    Could you not install the apps you want through fink in OS X and save yourself the hassle of dealing with a unsupported wireless card?
     
  6. caveman_uk Guest

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    Not true. It has to be a PPC Linux. You can't boot an x86 distro unless you have an intel mac.
     
  7. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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  8. spaceballl macrumors 68030

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    haha okay you can boot any ppc linux distro. thought that was obvious
     

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