View Full Version : GNU-Darwing on a MacBook?
September 22nd, 2009, 09:41 PM
is it possible to install GNU-Darwin or any GNU OS on a MacBook (2GHz). I have Mac OS 10.4.1.
The GNU web sites have download and instructions for PowerPC only. Anyone can help? I want to run a copyleft/open source OS on my computer.
September 23rd, 2009, 12:23 AM
How about these?
There are some "gotchas", especially related to booting and partitioning. I'd recommend the lengthy but informative wiki which Debian maintain specifically for Macbooks:
Also have a look at this thread on the Ubuntu forums for additional suggestions: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=360961
September 23rd, 2009, 02:59 PM
thx, I checked out debian.org but i'm not a programmer and i don't know about "compiling" all the component files and such. Any tips? Can i still install a GNU OS on my macbook without having to know all the complexities?
Is there a simple way to install debian for example?
any help'd be greatly appreciated!
September 25th, 2009, 10:31 PM
Have you looked at Ubuntu? AFAIK, Ubuntu supports EFI. I believe that Debian "Lenny" supports it too, but I'm not 100% sure. Fedora should support EFI firmware systems as well.