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#1 2019-09-04 18:24:04

eight.bit.al
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BL on a Apple A1186 Mac Pro

Apple A1186 Mac Pro

I'm not far from this seller, so I could pick it up, and have a nice toy to play with for $30.
I've searched and found success stories with Ubuntu and others, Thoughts please?

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#2 2019-09-04 18:27:04

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Re: BL on a Apple A1186 Mac Pro

Mod edit- moved to BL & General Linux Discussion

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#3 2019-09-04 18:46:30

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Re: BL on a Apple A1186 Mac Pro

^ Thanks.

Apple Mac Pro "Quad Core" 2.66 (Original) Specs

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#4 2019-09-04 19:02:04

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Re: BL on a Apple A1186 Mac Pro

Looks similar to mine

inxi -F
System:    Host: macpro Kernel: 4.19.0-6-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Openbox 3.6.1 
           Distro: Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster) 
Machine:   Type: Desktop System: Apple product: MacPro4,1 v: 0.0 serial: <root required> 
           Mobo: Apple model: Mac-F221BEC8 serial: <root required> UEFI: Apple v: MP41.88Z.0081.B07.0910130729 
           date: 10/13/09 
CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Xeon W3520 bits: 64 type: MT MCP L2 cache: 8192 KiB 
           Speed: 1596 MHz min/max: 1596/2793 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1596 2: 1596 3: 1596 4: 1596 5: 1596 
           6: 1596 7: 1596 8: 1596 
Graphics:  Device-1: NVIDIA G96 [GeForce 9500 GT] driver: nvidia v: 340.107 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.4 driver: nvidia resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz, 1920x1200~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GT 120/PCIe/SSE2 v: 3.3.0 NVIDIA 340.107 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel 82801JI HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.19.0-6-amd64 
Network:   Device-1: Intel 82574L Gigabit Network driver: e1000e 
           IF: enp9s0 state: down mac: 00:25:00:ee:33:68 
           Device-2: Intel 82574L Gigabit Network driver: e1000e 
           IF-ID-1: enp10s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: 00:25:00:ed:a9:e5 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 4.22 TiB used: 745.97 GiB (17.3%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WD6400AAKS-41H2B0 size: 596.17 GiB 
           ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Hitachi model: HDT721010SLA360 size: 931.51 GiB 
           ID-3: /dev/sdc vendor: Hitachi model: HDT721010SLA360 size: 931.51 GiB 
           ID-4: /dev/sdd vendor: Hitachi model: HDT721010SLA360 size: 931.51 GiB 
           ID-5: /dev/sde type: USB vendor: Western Digital model: WD10EADS-114BB1 size: 931.51 GiB 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 98.29 GiB used: 63.96 GiB (65.1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda4 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 46.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 69 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 61% 
Info:      Processes: 200 Uptime: 8m Memory: 15.66 GiB used: 953.8 MiB (5.9%) Shell: zsh inxi: 3.0.32 

and I'am writing this post in it, so it appears possible. I'am using rEFInd to dual-boot, but I only boot to buster lately. It is not exactly smooth sailing, but for 30$ it's a win. I still think it's a beautiful machine to look at (Haven't seen the latest cheeze-maker mac-pro thought).

Last edited by brontosaurusrex (2019-09-04 19:10:08)

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