Pram???

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ThePapaDude, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. ThePapaDude macrumors newbie

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    hi all

    is the PRAM the same as the CMOS/BIOS on a PC?

    i have an iMac G3 (early 2001 version).
    can i access the CMOS(?) on this?

    having issues trying to install Edubuntu 6.06.1 PPC

    thanks
    Alf
     
  2. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

    DewGuy1999

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    I don't know much about PCs so, I can't tell you how this compares, but PRAM is an acronym (I think that's the correct word) for Parameter RAM. This doc explains more about it and what it is:

    :apple: Mac OS X: What's stored in PRAM

    and this one tells what's stored in PRAM with Mac OSes prior to OS X and also how to reset it:

    :apple: Resetting your Mac's PRAM and NVRAM
     
  3. ThePapaDude thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you
    it gives me an idea of what Mac OS's, etc keep there.
    is it the same for different OS's?

    i want to install linux, probably Edubuntu.
     
  4. Knoodles macrumors 6502

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  5. ThePapaDude thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for info.

    i was wondering if i could do a little tweak or 2 on system to get OS to install.

    im going to have to go to the Edubuntu forums and see if i can find something there.

    i will be back to post updates.

    thanks again
     

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