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Puppy or Quirky to retrieve files from a 2007 Mac?
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slavvo67

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PostPosted: Sun 29 Apr 2018, 16:54    Post subject:  Puppy or Quirky to retrieve files from a 2007 Mac?  

Sorry, in advance. I've seen posts before but searching for "Mac" brings up a ton of false positives.

The situation:

I have a friend with a 2007 MAC that wants to get files off of it; it's not booting currently. Looks like a possible job for Puppy or Quirky....

Been a PC guy so tell me:

What is available for older MACs? and can I create a Live CD or USB using my PC to create the MAC build?

Thanks,

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PostPosted: Sun 29 Apr 2018, 17:23    Post subject:  

Puppy is a X86 system.

If the MAC has an Intel X86 processor it should be able to run a Puppy version.

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On August 7, 2006, Apple released the Mac Pro and Intel-based Xserve, introducing Intel 64 (Intel's implementation of x86-64) architecture into the lineup through the use of the Xeon processor. As of August 7, 2007, all other computers in Apple's product line have been updated with the 64-bit Core 2 Duo.



As a general guess for a 2007 computer hardware.

Lucid Puppy 528.005 (lupu) would be a good starting point for a Puppy version to try.
http://distro.ibiblio.org/puppylinux/puppy-5.2.8/
The iso file is the complete Puppy OS.

Understand that only way to know how a Puppy would run is to just try it.

I would stick to Puppy versions that are of the 5 series.

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PostPosted: Sun 29 Apr 2018, 17:52    Post subject:  

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can I create a Live CD or USB using my PC

Yes.

A Puppy live CD is made using a CD burning program to burn the iso image to the CD.
Any CD burning program should have option to burn iso image.
Done correctly, the Puppy iso file is unpacked and all the files in it are burned to the CD.
End up with a bunch of Puppy files on the CD.

Live Puppy USB flash drives are made using a program designed to do the same to a USB flash drive.
There are several of them.
I use Unetbootin.

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PostPosted: Tue 01 May 2018, 14:24    Post subject:  

Thanks @bigpup. Just to clarify, I can burn puppy onto a CD using my PC but still use that CD in the MAC; if it's Intel as you stated above?

Reason I'm asking is that I have no way of testing before I hand over a Puppy CD to my friend to use.

It's a Macbook Pro 13, which seems to be Intel dual core.

No issues with the bios / boot?
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PostPosted: Tue 01 May 2018, 14:37    Post subject:  

I have had good success running Precise Puppy 5.7 and Lucid Puppy on our iMac.

I know nothing about the MacBook.
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PostPosted: Tue 01 May 2018, 20:40    Post subject:  

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Just to clarify, I can burn puppy onto a CD using my PC but still use that CD in the MAC; if it's Intel as you stated above?

Yes.
Just make sure to burn it as burn iso image.
If done correctly. It will have a bunch of files on the CD.

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No issues with the bios / boot?

If it is a X86 Intel computer.
Only thing in bios is to set the CD as the first boot device.
Or
Most computers, just as it boots, you can hold down on a key (usually F 8 or F12) and a boot device selection screen will pop up.
Select CD drive.

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PostPosted: Wed 30 May 2018, 04:46    Post subject:  

Quote:
Thanks @bigpup. Just to clarify, I can burn puppy onto a CD using my PC but still use that CD in the MAC; if it's Intel as you stated above?

Reason I'm asking is that I have no way of testing before I hand over a Puppy CD to my friend to use.

It's a Macbook Pro 13, which seems to be Intel dual core.


Make sure he has an internal CD drive. Later MacBookPro do not have CD

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No issues with the bios / boot?

If it is a X86 Intel computer.
Only thing in bios is to set the CD as the first boot device.

On a Mac, hold 'c' from the chime until you see Syslinux
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Or
Most computers, just as it boots, you can hold down on a key (usually F 8 or F12) and a boot device selection screen will pop up. On Mac, the alt/option key.
Select CD drive.[


Thats on a PC. On a Mac, you hold down 'c' from the chime to boot an Internal CD. or hold the option/alt key to see your boot options, such as EFI flash drive.
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PostPosted: Fri 01 Jun 2018, 14:39    Post subject:  

@bigpup - You're always great and helpful! Thanks - Always!

@JPsDad - Thanks, as well. I kind of thought the function keys weren't the answer. I still haven't tried the solution as I have not seen this friend in a while.

I will post this as solved once I know for sure... Laughing
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