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Install the Mac OS Files

There are five files in the "Mac Files" folder.  These five files should be placed in the following locations:

The file "Mach Kernel" is not really a Mac OS Extension and will not be recognized by the system as such.  It is only placed in the Extensions folder so that it will be accessible to the MkLinux Booter.

The initial boot of MkLinux just runs the installer. Currently, things are set to install from a SCSI CD-ROM drive.  If your machine has a SCSI CD-ROM drive, you will not need to change anything.  Skip ahead a few paragraphs to where you Restart your Macintosh.

If your machine has an ATAPI CD-ROM, then you will need to change a setting. If you have one of the following machines, you probably have an ATAPI CD-ROM drive:

To determine whether your machine has an ATAPI CD-ROM drive, insert a disc into your drive, click once on the disc's desktop icon, and run "Get Info" (from the File menu).  If the "Where:" line ends in "(ATAPI ..)", you have an ATAPI CD-ROM drive and you will need to change the rootdev setting.

To change MkLinux so that it will retrieve the installer from an ATAPI CD-ROM drive, launch the "MkLinux" control panel and select "Custom...".  SimpleText will be launched to edit your "lilo.conf" file.  Change your rootdev according to the instructions in the lilo.conf file.  (Basically, you will change a line so that it reads: rootdev=/dev/hdc).

Restart your Macintosh.  Upon reboot, you should see the MkLinux "splash screen".  It is set to default boot into Mac OS. Click on the "MkLinux" button, and the MkLinux installer should run.


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