Installing ubuntu on a Mac SE
brian at polibyte.com
Tue Jul 1 00:09:54 BST 2008
David McMillan wrote:
> I am very new to Linux, but have Ubuntu installed on my Dell 2400 and am
> pleased with it so far. I would like to try to resurrect my old Mac SE,
> for limited use, so that I install a calendar, and possibly some games
> for my granddaughter. It will have to be loaded through a "floppy",
> also. Would like some assistance with what version/kernel/whatever, I
> need to do.
So you have one of these  from the late 1980s? It has a Motorola
68000 processor, 1MB of RAM, and perhaps as 20MB hard drive. Installing
linux on this is not a simple process. You will probably have to replace
the CPU with a 68020 or newer (but not a 68LC040), max the RAM out at
4MB, and add a 100mb hard drive before it is even possible. Even once
you do that, it will not be useful for much.
Ubuntu does not support the M68K architecture. Debian  and Gentoo are
the only linuxes that do as far as I know. If you search google for "mac
se" linux you'll find some installation howtos.
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