Re: Installing Debian on iMac
- Date: Sun, 5 May 2019 17:39:40 -0700
- From: Rick Thomas <rbthomas@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Installing Debian on iMac
Hi John, and welcome to the Debian community!
I assume you have a broadband Internet connection where you will be doing this installation? If so:
You’ll want the Mac specific “netinst” installer image that gets most of its software packages from the Debian mirrors on the Web.
Take a look at this wiki page for instructions on making a dual-boot MacOS/Debian setup. The wiki page is aimed at the mac mini but it should mostly carry over for your iMac. Also, you’ll want to read the wiki page for burning an installer CD under MacOS.
And, of course, you’ll want to RTFM
If you’re not already signed up, you will want to join the debian-user mailing list. That’s where you’ll find lots of friendly, helpful and knowledgeable folks.
> On May 5, 2019, at 1:52 PM, John Hammack <john@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> iMac: iMac (24-inch, early 2009), Processor 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mem 8GB 1067 MHz DDR3, OS X El Capitan ver 10.11.6.
> Objective: Install Debian and software development tools (compilers, interpreters, and support applications for software development.)
> Progress: I have searched the internet and have not found instructions I could follow through to completion.
> Experience: Before retirement (1995) I was doing software development on a Hewlett Packard Unix System ((HPUX). I was then comfortable with the Unix system, BASH and all.
> Excuse: I am now living in The Villages FL and with all these old folks there is no one here with which I can discuss OS’s etc.
> Comments recommendations appreciated.
> Thanks John
> I am 85 and have accumulated rust where brain cells used to be.