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Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by lufkinp6, Jul 16, 2006.

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  1. lufkinp6

    lufkinp6 Thread Starter

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    Hi i got a mac and i am having problems puting linux on it. it will tell me in eather live or install this "cant find any more files to un pack" and things like that. could any one help me
     
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    I am sorry this is what it says exactly

    [90.842812] RAMDISK: incomplete write (-28 != 32768) 8388608
    [91.088642] RAMDISK: Run out of compressed data
    [91.088884] invalad compressed format (err+1)
    [58.898411] Kernel panic - not syncycing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(1,0)
    [58.895825]

    And the numbers at the begining of the line change every time
    This is from the ubuntu power pc server cd
     
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    If I'm not mistaken, the Mac OS is a modified version of unix, which is linux. :)
     
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    wat dose that have to do with my problem
     
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    Well, for one I don't think you can install any other software over or on a Mac. Those machines are designed specifically for Mac OS. Other than the new Macs due soon, I have never heard of any other OS being installed on one.
     
  6. engti

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    ummmm... of course you can

    does your mac have a ppc or an intel cpu?

    i've never used a mac, but i know that macs run linux fine.....

    hope somebody comes along and gives you the step by step guide :)
     
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