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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2004 8:04 pm    Post subject: Is it worth upgrading a PM 7500 to run Linux? Reply with quote

I have 2 PM 7500s, one with a 20 inch monitor. I have installed Yellow Dog on it, and everything was ok, but it doesn't see my Adaptec AHA 2940UW(PCI) card after install, and I haven't been able to get it to work. I would like to try Gentoo, but I was hoping to get some input from those who have installed on these machines. I definately want to use my SCSI card because the onboard card is only 10MB/s. I am willing to upgrade to the G3/G4 and put more memory in it as well. All I really intend to use it for is surfing the internet, so it doesn't have to be all that crazy. I would also like to eliminate the Mac OS. Any suggestions would be appriciated. Thanx
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2004 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

good luck on emilinating the mac os.


you could look into quik which is a bootloader for old firmware that does not require the mac os, but you best bet is to make a very small mac os partition, mine is about 50 megs, and instll some version of os 8 or so and then bootx, but you must know this if you have ydl. besides, with the control panel, the most you see of the mac os is the very begining of a menu.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2004 9:39 pm    Post subject: Mac OS and quik Reply with quote

The only problem I have with that is that I don't have the Mac OS cds. I have used the bootx program that came with Yellow Dog, but I must say I don't care for Red Hat and it's clones, and I never got any help from Yellow Dog regarding my issue with the SCSI card. I also just found out the SuSE, which is what I use on my PC, doesn't offer a version past v7.3. I have played with Gentoo and have heard a lot of good things about it. Considering that I am trying to use an old machine, I like it's ability to optimize all packages for your system. Since I am trying to get rid of the Mac OS, I am extremely interested in hearing from anyone who has experience with quik on this type of machine.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2004 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apple has some of the older system software available for download on their site.

http://download.info.apple.com/Apple_Support_Area/Apple_Software_Updates/English-North_American/Macintosh/System/

The latest they have is 7.5.3 and the 7.5.5 updater. The 7500 might require 7.6 or newer
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