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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 5:45 pm    Post subject: Mac PowerBook G3 suggestions Reply with quote

Hi, wasn't sure where to put this thread so it ended here.

I have recently aquired an old Mac PowerBook G3, and i would like it to run as a webserver.

There is no network card in it so i will need to aquire one of those.
I want to install gentoo on it.

my question is since i have never installed Gentoo on a laptop (and a mac neither).

Am i embarking on a dangerous and troublesome path here?
Will it be "easy" to install Gentoo on a platform like this?
Any idea on a good network card for this?

I really hope for a response since i need a server.

So any help is appreciated thank you.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

THeres a forum at the bottom of the main page, gentoo for PPC, which is the architecture of a mac. I'm sure theres some info there. Don't worry though, its just like installing on a desktop pc. Get a PPC installer cd and follow the handbook :wink:
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 8:43 pm    Post subject: ... Reply with quote

I already installed gentoo on my ibook and there were no problems.

So dont be scared, everything will work like you are used to it on your desktop (exception: package not available for ppc ;) )
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thx a lot for the replies, i'll get on it this weekend then...

Btw any suggestions for network cards, or will all network cards work with the mac as long as there are drivers?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't know macs had pci slots :lol: If they do get a realtek 8139.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Other Things Gentoo to Gentoo on PPC. Sure to get more specific attention here.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you sure you have a PowerBook G3? The name was applied to a few different products, but all of them should have a built-in Ethernet port. If you do have to add one, PCMCIA is going to be the way to go; obviously you're not going to fit a PCI card in a laptop. :)
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found out that the computer does in fact have an ethernet port so no use for pcmcia cards... (found it on the back... DOH)

But i have encountered some problems which i posted here, so if there are any experts out there pls help me out :)

any help is appreciated. :)[/url]
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