Install Linux on Apple XServe (Intel processor)

Jonathan Berry berryja at gmail.com
Wed May 14 16:17:42 UTC 2008


Hi all,

I am trying to install Linux on an Apple XServe and am not getting
very far.  It basically seems to be refusing to boot from the DVD-RW
install disks I have.  I have tried a CentOS 5.1 and a Fedora 8 DVD
with no success.  I also tried a System Rescue Live CD (which is a
CD-R) and it did not do anything with it either.  I did get it to boot
to an OS X install DVD, so I know it should be able to boot from the
DVD drive.  When I try to get a boot list with the Linux DVDs (holding
down Alt on bootup), it only lists the main harddrive.

Has anyone ever put (or attempted to put) Linux on an XServe?

Thanks,
Jonathan




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