Welcome to my 2 parts guide on how to configure the iMAC for a typical triple boot configuration topped with some little extra goodies.
The system I want shall definitively include:
- Mac OS 10.5.3 Leopard
- Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 “Lenny” (64 bit)
- Windows Vista (32 bit)
In order to achieve this we will go through the following steps:
- Repartition the Hard Drive in order to accommodate the other OSs
- Install a boot manager (rEFIt)
- Install Debian
- Install Vista
- Finalize the process (clean and minor other stuff).
The first two steps will be covered in this post, while the others will be covered in the upcoming post “iMac triple-boot (Part 2): OSs installation“.
A new ERA… June 16, 2008Posted by idebian in Apple, Hardware.
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I am back online and a new era is going to start …
After spending a couple of months trying to configure the ATI HD2600 under Linux (for 3D and H264 video) … I just gave up.
Sorry for this guys but … I think I will never buy an ATI card again if they don’t fix this situation. ATI’s Linux support really sucks!
Anyway, back in March Apple presented the new iMAC family which spotted a top level machine with the nVidia 8800 GS chipset equipped with 512MB of RAM: that was something I couldn’t miss!!!
On last Saturday I trade my “old” iMAC for such a new “Siluro” (torpedo in Italian) and here we start again with iDebian.
iMac 24″ Hardware configuration March 19, 2008Posted by idebian in Apple, Hardware.
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Here we are guyz 🙂
Let’s start from scratch looking at the iMac hardware specs: it will be useful to proper identify hardware peripherals and choose the right software and drivers for our beast!