Re: Will MEPIS work well on an old iMac5.1? [Solved]
After reading the link, it left me with a frown and a big question mark in my brain. I have 4 Macbooks and have loaded M11, along with many other distros on them. The first thing that is needed to
even read a Linux cd on a Apple, is a boot loader to be installed to be able to read it. I just downloaded rEFlt from their web site and loaded it under the Apple OS. I did know that WW has
a OSX folder on the ISO, I will have to give that a look at and see if there are any goodies there.
My oldest Macbook is a 13" core duo, all Intel inside. It is a bit newer than your IMac and Linux should run okay on it. The biggies problems areas I ran into is getting the trackpad to work
right(you do not have one), the Intel video chip and the Intel sound chip. With the Macbooks, Apple likes to change things inside with each newer model, like video and audio chips. So with
my newer models the trackpad and blue tooth are the sticky points under Linux.
Also, the Ubuntu forums also has a Apple only board index which may be helpful, as well as posting here.
Do not be shy, set your system up to dual boot and give Mepis a run.