September 21st, 2005

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Installing Linux on an old Powerbook 3400c

My friend Mahesh had this PB3400c with 80MB of RAM and 2.5GB of harddisk, that he wanted to transform into a jukebox. A few weeks ago, he asked me to install Linux on it, to play music off the network, and so I did. I learnt much more than I ever wanted to know about Macs, in the process, yuck, but it's incredible how Linux can turn an old computer into something able to use the latest intercommunication standards to do useful things. Here are steps to follow if you too want to install Debian GNU/Linux on a similar computer.

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