PB1400CS & Linux?

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I've just acquired a Powerbook 1400CS (finally, a PPC Laughing out loud)

Anyhow, due to difficulties in obtaining a suitable MacOS and my general curiosity about Linux, I'm interested in installing Linux on this machine. I've heard Debian works, but I'm really in need of some kind of tutorial on installing Linux on early PPC Macs.

Anyone? Tongue

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NuBus

Being a NuBus based Mac, you'll need this page:

http://nubus-pmac.sourceforge.net/

Which also has some howtos and such linked down at the bottom.

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More info

Here's a Debian Installation manual on their site:

http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/powerpc/install.en.html

Keep in mind this is pretty unsupported, and may not work correctly. For instance, check out this thread:

http://www.webservertalk.com/message220729.html

Good luck!

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Thanks guys. Yeah, I eventual

Thanks guys. Yeah, I eventually found that page once I started searching for the correct keywords Tongue

Looks like I'll be sticking to Mac OS 8.5, which, incidentally I found a copy of.

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Try Yellow Dog Linux. Downloa

Try Yellow Dog Linux. Download at www.yellowdoglinux.com

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YDL is for PPC/PCI arcitectur

YDL is for PPC/PCI arcitectures, not nubus. There are ways to pach the installer and kernal for nubus, but it's not for the faint of hart, to say the least.

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No Ethernet?

IIRC, the Ethernet on the 1400 is unsupported.

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Im sure I have a copy of YDL

Im sure I have a copy of YDL that lets you use nubus machines...i read it in the manual...

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1400 doesn't have ethernet :P

1400 doesn't have ethernet Tongue

However, I had a look, and the CD-ROM drive, sound, PCMCIA and networking were all unsupported at the current time. Not very useful, if you ask me Tongue

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Actually, Apple produced a ne

Actually, Apple produced a network card for the 1400. Its goes in a special slot in the mobo and the port comes out the back. On my machine I use a video card in there instead...

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