That is so very untrue.symphonix said:All the Linux software runs natively in Mac OS X so there is no need to install Linux unless you want to learn about working with the OS.
Linux and X11 are not related whatsoever (at least, they can't be compared -- it's like saying, "How do a Lexus car and happiness differ?"). Linux is an entire operating system. X11 is a windowing system that runs under an operating system. X11 is available on a number of platforms, including Linux, Mac OS X, and some UNIX flavors.Cam said:But like moptop I would like to know more about Linux (which we all have heard about) - how does this differ from the X11? Sort of a high level overview of these various programs.
Try Ubuntu Linux, after installing it, read up on GRUB loader to dual-boot Mac OS X with Linux. But before you install, use Disk Utility to partition the disk, with primary and swap.Moptop said:Hey, I have a question to ask. Im running on a Mac Imac G5.
How/What would I do so that I can boot my mac in both mac osx and Linux? I've seen and read about it before but have no idea whatsoever how to do it.
Oh yeah,i forgot, it's yaboot, my bad... it's installed by default in ubuntu linux. Except it only adds the Linux to boot but not Mac OS X, as far as i can recall i only add two or three lines in yaboot configuration file to boot MacOS X and Linux as options.Viro said:You do not use GRUB on PowerPC! Instead, it's something called Yaboot. Nevertheless, you needn't worry yourself about it for if you use a good and user friendly Linux distribution, it should handle all the boot loader details for you. Then when you're more familiar with Linux, you can start messing with the boot loader .
http://www.kenstone.net/fcp_homepage/partitioning_osx.htmlSnaffle said:Is their any reason why i can't create a new partition in Disk Utility? When I pick the hard drive I want to use, and select 1 partition, I can't edit anything and make a partition.