Mac Mini ubuntu Server: Gathering Parts

by FossilizedCarlos on May 5, 2009

First of all, thanks for reading.
Before beginning this project, we must assemble the required materials…
1. Mac Mini (I got a 1.25MHz Power PC, 512mb, 40GB HDD). The Hard Drive was bad, so it’s now 80GB.
2. Burn ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Power PC Version) iso onto a CD and prep for installation.
3. LAN cable for Mac Mini to connect to router
4. I needed a keyboard since the Mini only had USB. I opted for the Apple one, as mine needed replacing anyways.
5. Finally, I fixed the DVI connector to run the Mac Mini headless (W/O monitor).

DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!

Once all the parts where gathered I prepped and began the installation, but that’s for a later blog.

Also, if this is your first time doing any of this… Recommended reading…
Beginning Ubuntu Linux and Beginning Ubuntu Server Administration, and this one will not hurt either Ubuntu Linux Toolbox

Good books, and good for reference later.

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