[conspire] Re: going to CABAL maybe- carpooling from East Bay? + Ubuntu on iMac

Daniel Gimpelevich daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us
Sat Sep 24 01:39:48 PDT 2005

On Fri, 23 Sep 2005 19:18:53 -0700, Tony Godshall wrote:

> According to Daniel Gimpelevich,
>> [quoted text muted]
> Thanks for the help.
> 1. It has Debian in one partition... was going to run OSX in
> MaconLinux, but the OSX disc was bad apparently, more maybe
> it was that firmware issue you speak of.

Last I checked, MOL did not yet support 10.4.x, but 10.3.9 works
reasonably well.

> 2. No idea what firmware version.  Tried to update it
> myself... don't recall if it was a success or not.

If you have Mac OS 9.x, it would be worth trying again if not successful.

> 3. Current contents can be wiped.  I'll bring an extra hard
> drive, but I understand there are heat issues with drives
> past 5000 RPM.  Am considering dismantling it to deal with 
> that and use an external (much larger) monitor anyway.

I doubt it can drive a larger monitor, and there is also an issue of HD
max. capacity and bus speed.

> I'm not sure I care much whether it's Ubuntu or Kubuntu.

If we end up having to net-install, the question will be moot, and even if
installing from a Kubuntu or Ubuntu CD, the other half can be grabbed off
the net, so the question only pertained to which CD to use for the initial

> Would certainly appreciate help from someone who's been
> there.  I went partly down the path once before but it was 
> a while ago and I made some bad partition choices etc., so 
> I figure I might as well start again with a new (larger) drive.

I doubt your old drive is too small, unless you plan on spending a fair
amount of time in OS X, in which case, you'll want more RAM, too.

>> [quoted text muted]
> Thanks for the offer!  I'd love a ride.  I was planning on
> going down on CalTrain.  My mobile is 415-314-0913.  What
> time are you heading down?

I plan on starting to head south sometime around 4. Last I checked,
CalTrain still wasn't running on weekends, and not at all to the East Bay.
But if you can get your machine across the bay, the rest is a cakewalk.

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