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#1 OFFLINE   abarbarian

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 11:11 AM

Someone offered me a old iMac not sure what version, it is an old all in one which looks like a thickish flat screen. Can I put a linux on the hdd ? Can I use Slax or any Live CD distro from a usb stick with no fiddling ?

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Edited by abarbarian, 26 July 2015 - 06:56 PM.

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 05:16 AM

Tried that once. As far as I remember you will need the first boot floppy. and then everything has to go in in raw-write.
Hopefully I will be corrected as I have an 1986 Apple Mackintosh SE  M5011.
1Mb ram...800K Drive ..20SC Hard-Drive....
The usb sockets are unusual as they look like mouse/keyboard sockets.
An adapter can be got to facilitate the newer usb connectors.
Keep us posted as these machines run on 2amps and are sooooo economical to run .

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 06:18 AM

I think this mac is slightly newer than the one you describe. :Laughing:
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Posted 03 August 2015 - 04:53 PM

We!!!!!! Any news for us yet
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Posted 04 August 2015 - 04:59 AM

View PostCapt.Crow, on 03 August 2015 - 04:53 PM, said:

We!!!!!! Any news for us yet

Been a tad busy canal path testing me new 'lectrik bike. Plus me mate has to get rid of stuff of the hdd an he is a more chilled out guy than me so it may take some time. :fish:
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