ubuntu on mac users?

Colin Watson cjwatson at canonical.com
Sat Sep 18 12:13:35 UTC 2004

On Sat, Sep 18, 2004 at 11:54:49AM +0000, John wrote:
> Colin Watson wrote:
> >I understand that OldWorld systems did use Open Firmware (lots of the
> >OldWorld tips-and-tricks web pages mention Open Firmware tweaks), but it
> >was often pretty buggy. The switch to NewWorld (PCI bus, etc.) included
> >quite a big cleanup there.
> The do have OF; I have Woody installed on one as my dialup 
> machine/firewall. Invoking OF is quite wasy, seeing in action less so. 
> On some of my machines a serial cable to another rmachine is needed.
> I can't for the life of me recall whether they booted from CD.

At best only if you have special Apple-proprietary magic, which to my
knowledge nobody has reverse-engineered in free software. (Some
distributions have just copied a binary chunk of code out of Mac OS'
boot block, but the legality of this approach is questionable ...)

Colin Watson                                    [cjwatson at canonical.com]

More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list