Installing Leopard without Aqua/Finder/UI

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Alexstre, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. Alexstre macrumors newbie

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    Hello!

    I was wondering if it's possible to install Leopard without any of the OS X UI, simply the terminal? I know this may seem really useless but I have my iBook G4 that's been completely useless for the past year and I thought I'd try to do something with it... maybe use it to stream music or something.

    Thanks!
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    No, but you can try installing Darwin. You'd be missing most of the features of Leopard, but if you want command line ...
     
  3. Alexstre thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is that a different installation or can it be installed from my leopard dvd?

    Thanks
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    Get it here

    Note, this is not Leopard. What OS are you running? Why not run 10.4? or 10.3?
     
  5. Alexstre thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm currently running Leopard on all my computers. I had Debian for a while on the iBook but it was really unstable. I have a 3-days weekend, thought I'd do a few fun things: adding an audio output to this 5$ midi keyboard i found, messing up with my laptop's OS, you know.. ;)

    I've never used Darwin 'by itself', seems like it could be interesting.

    Thanks for the info!
     
  6. octelcogopod macrumors newbie

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    I don't think there's an option for a CLI-only install (maybe on the server version, but I could be wrong). However, there are guides for running OS X in headless mode (remote console).
    I guess the most painless way to go would be to set it up normally and use SSH for administration
     

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