l i n u x - u s e r s - g r o u p - o f - d a v i s
L U G O D
 
Next Meeting:
April 21: Google Glass
Next Installfest:
TBD
Latest News:
Mar. 18: Google Glass at LUGOD's April meeting
Page last updated:
2001 Jul 16 15:59

Installfest - Mac Requirements


Due to how quickly things change, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of this document.

This document was created with the help of LUGOD's Linux-on-Mac expert, Henry House.

CPU

  • Newer Macs, with the PowerPC style CPUs and a PIC bus are supported by most Macintosh Linux distributions. (See: http://www.linuxppc.com/about/hardware/)
  • Older Macs, with Motorola 68000-series CPUs, and newer Macs with NuBus are supported by MkLinux

RAM

  • Most distributions for PowerPC have graphical installers that require at least 48MB of RAM.
  • Debian/PPC works with as little as 8mb.

Hard Disk Space

  • At a very minimum, some Linux distributions can fit in as little as 20MB.
  • The smallest space we recommend trying to fit Linux into is 500MB
  • For a more usable system, at least 2GB is useful
  • The more, the better!

Input/Output Devices

  • All Apple mice, keyboards, trackpads are supported, including USB devices.
  • Most third-party mice and keyboards work as well.

Video

  • Video works on all supported Mac models and hardware acceleration is usually supported.

Audio

  • Apple Macintosh sound hardware is supported.

Network Peripherals

  • Built-in Ethernet is supported.
  • LocalTalk (serial) networking is NOT supported.
  • AppleTalk and Mac File Sharing protocols are supported over Ethernet.

Other...

  • Built-in SCSI (Apple or Adaptec) is supported.


For more, see LinuxPPC Compatible Hardware and the Linux Hardware HOWTO...


LinkedIn
LUGOD Group on LinkedIn
Sign up for LUGOD event announcements
Your email address:
facebook
LUGOD Group on Facebook
'Like' LUGOD on Facebook:

Hosting provided by:
Sunset Systems
Sunset Systems offers preconfigured Linux systems, remote system administration and custom software development.

LUGOD: Linux Users' Group of Davis
PO Box 2082, Davis, CA 95617
Contact Us

LUGOD is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
based in Davis, California
and serving the Sacramento area.
"Linux" is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Sponsored in part by:
O'Reilly and Associates
For numerous book donations.