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SouthOfHeaven
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 9:44 am    Post subject: Gentoo on PowerBook 1400C Reply with quote

* 1400/117 and cs/133 introduced 1996.10.01; discontinued 1997.07.14
1400cs/133 introduced 1997.05.19; discontinued
1400c/166 introduced 1997.07.14; discontinued
1400cs/166 introduced 1997.10.15; discontinued
* requires System 7.5.3 (with PowerBook 1400 Enabler) through 9.1, but not 7.5.5
* CPU: 117, 133, or 166 MHz PPC 603e
* bus: 33 MHz
* performance: 114/137/152 (117/133/166 MHz), MacBench 4
* ROM: 4 MB
* RAM: 12 MB or 16 MB soldered, expandable to 64 MB total by adding one or two memory modules (second module piggybacks on the first). There are some single card memory upgrades that cannot be piggybacked.
* Level 2 cache: 128 KB on 133 and 166 only
* VRAM: 1 MB
* display: 11.3" 16-bit 800 x 600 dual-scan or active matrix color screen
* hard drive: 750 MB, 1 GB, or 2 GB EIDE
* CD-ROM: 6x, 8x, or 12x (removable)
* ADB port for keyboard and mouse
* DIN-8 serial port on back of computer
* PowerBook SCSI connector on back of computer
* PC Card slots: two
* size: 11.5 x 9.0 x 2.0"
* weight: 6.6-7.0 pounds with battery
* Gestalt ID: 310



Those are the specs for it, like i never installed linux on PPC before so i am not sure if there is any need for special kernels or live cd's to do this, Any suggestions on installing linux on this old lappy ?
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lostdave
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really pushing it installing gentoo. I'd personally go for DebianPPC or an older version of yellowdog (<=3.x)

Installing gentoo on this without cross-compiling will be very tight due to ram and hard drive space (although it will probably take a bigger drive - my slightly newer powerbook - g3/kanga/3500 - happily took a new 40gb)
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SouthOfHeaven
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2005 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well I do not know alot about mac's actually i dont know anything about mac's i cannot even figure out how to enter some sort of bios mode or ... any sort of settings. its like it has less options then my graphing calculator. But when i go to about this Mac in the apple menu it says its total memory is 57,344k so its probably been upgraded. Any idea how i can get it to boot a CD ? I red some stuff that says to press alt apple + o + f or something like that but i dont have an alt key all i got is ctrl option apple enter ... Im like at a totall loss here :) Was planning on using this laptop with a WIFI card to connect at school and use it to take down notes.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 2:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately, this type of Mac is not supported by the mainline linux kernel since it's a nubus Mac. There was a linux project for nubus macs called MkLinux, but it's not supported by Gentoo at all.
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