I did some brief archive searching first, but did not find an easy answer to the following quickly. [It may be there in pieces, though.]
I would like to "play" with Linux on a Mac (in my case an AGP 450 G4 with 1 GB Ram) as the only operating system [implemented most likely by just pulling the OSX hard drive, installing a different hard drive for playing with Linux only, and swapping out the HDs depending on the desired os for the day ... instead of trying to do a dual boot set up]
Please provide a link to one (or a few) versions of Linux that could be downloaded, burned to a CD or DVD on the Mac in OS Tiger, then installed on a "new" different hard drive.
[I E pulling the OSX hard drive, installing a different HD, and then installing Linux from that cd/dvd just burned.]
Please provide any tips on actually installing the Linux onto the different HD.
[Do I need additional installation aids that also need to be downloaded? Sequence of the installation etc.]
Please provide any other comments you feel would be helpful to a complete novice when it comes to Linux [other than hire it done, etc.] ... or links to existing web pages that may be helpful for novices.
My notion in posting so many questions in one thread is to hopefully start a thread that will pull together recent interpretations / information / recommendations for using Linux on Macs into one thread.
Any postings/tips/ etc. would be appreciated.