[TriLUG] Debian on PowerMac G4
clubjuggler at gmail.com
Mon Feb 23 14:17:07 EST 2009
Of course, I would spell it wrong when correcting spelling. It was
On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 2:16 PM, Tanner Lovelace <clubjuggler at gmail.com> wrote:
> It was Onyx and no, why would you curse him with that? :-)
> P.S. For those who don't get the in-joke, Onyx was the in-house linux
> distribution that Mike Johnson & I created when we worked at Oculan
> with Weave & Greg. It was designed to run off a 128MB flash drive and
> as much as possible resemble Red Hat 7.0
> On Sun, Feb 22, 2009 at 7:23 PM, Matt Pusateri
> <mpusateri at wickedtrails.com> wrote:
>> You should run Onynx, :)
>> Matt P.
>> On Feb 22, 2009, at 5:02 PM, Brian Weaver wrote:
>>> It seems that hardware failures are sort of forcing me to pull out
>>> some old hardware that I've never tried to install Linux onto. I have
>>> an old 686 box that's been running well for a long time with Debian
>>> Etch, and other versions before Etch. However in the last few months
>>> I've experience 3 hard drive failures on the solo software RAID that I
>>> use for the main user data storage. I'm lazy and don't tend to do
>>> backup but about once per month on average so the RAID has saved my
>>> bacon quite a few times already. I don't know why the system has been
>>> eating drives up recently; one drive was brand new and only lasted 2
>>> Even though I have the system hooked up to a UPS, I'm thinking it
>>> might be a power supply problem. I guess I could just be having a run
>>> of really bad luck; I wish I could get frequent flyer miles for
>>> Murphy's trips to my house. Because the hardware is fairly ancient and
>>> I'm beginning to have my doubts about the hardware I thought I would
>>> "upgrade" to the last remaining spare piece of hardware in my house, a
>>> PowerMac G4. I'm hoping this will be a short term migration until I
>>> can figure out what new hardware I should get as a replacement.
>>> However given the current economic times it may become a long term
>>> replacement despite my best intentions.
>>> Has anyone had any luck installing Debian on a G4 or similar hardware?
>>> I'd like to know what type of pitfalls I'm likely to run into so I can
>>> get the new system up and running as quickly as possible. I guess I'm
>>> going with Debian to ease the migration from the existing server, it
>>> helps that I'm really familiar with the management since that's what
>>> the old server runs. Also, I use a ubuntu desktop on my work laptop
>>> which is almost the same to administer.
>>> -- Weave
>>> /* insert witty comment here */
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> Tanner Lovelace
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