Lunix on G4

Discussion in 'macOS' started by BlaqOut, May 29, 2011.

  1. BlaqOut macrumors newbie

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    i have a iMac g4 im trying 2 install Linux on it but after the boot and i press enter i go 2
    To continue booting, type 'mac-boot' and press return
    To shut down, type 'shut-down' and press return

    Release keys to continue!

    and fans start going. thats it... and i cant do anything.. anyone help me out?

    im not 2 familiar with Macs im a PC user and this mac has been collecting dust so im making it a home server with linux
     
  2. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    What version of Linux are you attempting to install?
     
  3. Furrybeagle macrumors 6502

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    Linux can be kind of pokey, especially on older Macs. Try a different distro, maybe?

    Also, have you considered just using OS X? File and web servers are built in. There’s tons of OS X software out there, and most *nix software can be compiled as long as you have the Developer Tools (Xcode) installed. Xcode is on the OS X install disk, or you can download it from developer.apple.com. /Applications/Utilities/Terminal will give you a terminal just like in Linux.

    There’s also MacPorts and Homebrew for installing *nix software. You’ll to download a special PPC fork since the main version is Intel only, but it’s significantly easier to use than MacPorts. This might be helpful: http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2504907.
     

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