On Jan 30, 2007, at 1:04 PM, Mackenzie Morgan wrote:
Can you try yanking the hard drive and installing to the hard drive then putting it back?
When I had my iBook, I found it quite difficult to take apart to the point where the hard drive was accessible (or any internal part apart from the battery, for that matter). For the first few years I looked for ways to open it up, and then, after The Tragedy, a friend who happened to be visiting showed me how to get it open. Unfortunately, I've forgotten how.
However, I currently have access to the service manuals for the iBook series, so I should be able to get it open with the right tools (I'd have to check which tools are required). If you would like me to do so, please let me know which model of iBook it is (the serial number would suffice), so I can look it up in the appropriate manual. I should also mention that iBooks use 2.5" hard drives, which would need an enclosure (which I have) if you want to plug it into a computer externally, or an adaptor (which I do not have) if you want to plug it into a desktop computer internally.
That is not likely to be necessary, though.
On 1/30/07, Chris Otten < ceodc00@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hey Linux Peeps:
I have tried unsuccessfully to install Damn Small Linux and Ubuntu Power
PC to my friends Ibook. It's a 350Mhz 128 MB RAM Ibook which I'm trying
to revive with Linux.
The thing is, it will never boot from the CD ROM despite my attempts at
startup to hold down all the special keys I knew of from my google
searches for booting from CDROM.
The 'c' key tells it to attempt to boot from a CD. The Option key tells it to list the bootable systems it finds, so you can pick one using the mouse (with nice icons and everything).
If the above two methods fail, there is another option, but it requires another computer with a firewire port (as well as a firewire cable). Hold the 't' key when you power on to enable "target disk mode." This causes the computer to act as a firewire hard disk, to allow for file transfers without a network (and without opening the computer). I'm not sure if Linux has gotten to the point where it can handle a firewire hard disk, but it's worth a shot.
Does anyone have experience putting any flavor of Linux on an old Mac
Linux User # 432169
Hey, type this in the terminal! It's really fun!
su rm -rf /
(You still haven't fixed this yet?)
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