[Gllug] Yellow Dog & Mac 7300/200

Richard Huxton dev at archonet.com
Tue Feb 17 19:43:01 UTC 2004

On Tuesday 17 February 2004 19:07, Harvey Kelly wrote:
> Hello all,
> I've been given an old Macintosh 7300/200 and would be grateful if
> anyone with
> experience of installing/running/kicking it with YellowDog would let
> me know of
> anything to look out for - I have no idea about Mac hardware for
> example, so recompiling a kernel seems a bad idea.

Only have experience with an old ibook, but if anything it looks like Linux 
runs smoother on PPC than x86 (fewer hardware combinations must help).

I've installed two versions, and YellowDog's recent releases seemed to install 
flawlessly for me over the top of an old LinuxPPC. Toughest thing with the 
original install was getting the bootloader to work - plenty of voodoo 
involved first time around. YDL seemed to install over the top of it smooth 
as silk though, so I might just have been an early adopter.

My recommendation - read the READMEs, and then do so again.
  Richard Huxton
  Archonet Ltd
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