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

Tony Godshall togo at of.net
Sat Sep 24 14:49:45 PDT 2005

According to Daniel Gimpelevich,
> 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.

Came with no CDs, sadly.  Wiped the drive to put MOS + OSX
on it, but will just put Ubuntu on it for now.
> > 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.

It has a VGA out, so I'm sure it can.  

> > 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
> install.


> > 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.

I guess I'll leave the existing HD in place and add external expansion.

> >> [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.

See you soon.  Heading out in 10.

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