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TS_The_Signal
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2006 10:19 am    Post subject: Should I or Shouldn´t I ? Reply with quote

I´m thinking about installing Gentoo on my 5 weeks old ibook G4.... but i´m not sure.... Becuase i ´ve tried a debina sarge installation 2 weeks oga, but it was not working... i gave up at installing the bootloader yaboot.... - forget debian. :x

i´m i gentoo fan since i heard from it. :D

and now. Please tell me, will it work? easy or will it take much time?

and please tell me some pros and contras between osX and Gentoo Linux.

thanks,
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2006 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, it will work perfectly, I'm using it on my ibook september 2005.

Acout the pros and contras, I don't know what to say as I haven't used Mac OSX very much, but I find gentoo is faster, and it's free, but on the other hand it's not so easy to configure and administrate.
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2006 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok. thanks for the answer... and are there things that will definetly not work? maybe bluetooth or airport????
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2006 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Airport drivers for latest ibooks use the bcm4318 chipset, wich still doesn't work very well, but it works. bluetooth works perfect.
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2006 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and whats about cdega and wine? i read something, and there was written that win332 and such things are not working.

i would also likek a virtual machine.... will paralells or VMWare work?

and...

i know, that linux is not really a distribution that will not find usb devices, is it true, that my ipod and my psp... and so on... will be mounted without any workaround?

and....

is there any program, that is working like spotlight from MacOSX?

and...

can i run mac os x apps with gentoo?


thanks for so far.... i hope its not to lot, but i have to know it..... i downloading gentoo since yesterday and I WANT IT


PS.: what do i have to do to get the iso on the cd, without any issues and errors? please... i never burned a other cd.... only audio-cds with itunes....
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2006 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No cedega or winex for ppc, not even vmware.

Ipod and psp are easy to configurate to get them automatically mounted with hal.

You can use kerry, is a desktop search engine frontend do beagle, simmilar to spotlight.

In answer to your last question, you can use MOL (Mac On Linux)

About burning the ISO, you can use for example Toast.

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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2006 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

QEmu may be ? :lol:
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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2006 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TS_The_Signal wrote:
PS.: what do i have to do to get the iso on the cd, without any issues and errors? please... i never burned a other cd.... only audio-cds with itunes....


The Disk Utility application included with Mac OS X (/Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility.app) will burn the ISO to CD just fine. I've used it to burn Gentoo x86, Gentoo ppc, NetBSD ppc, Ubuntu x86 ISOs.
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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2006 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

infjms00 wrote:

In answer to your last question, you can use MOL (Mac On Linux)


Sorry, if this is stupid question, but I'm starting with Gentoo PPC, just did my first install...

Question:
I have internal HD w/ MacOSX and external Firewire HD with Gentoo Linux, and I boot from the external firewire HD, would it be possible to run MOL and somehow reuse the existing installation of MacOSX in my internal HD?

luis
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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2006 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, this is a typical usage of MOL. :)
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