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Here's the story: I created two partitions on an external harddrive. With ~300 gigs (formatted) to work with I went with one 280 gig (for video) and one 20 gig (for toying around with Linux).

Both are Mac OS Extended (Journald).

I have two questions:
1) I installed OS X 10.4 (from my recovery discs) on the 280 gig partition, then when I went to see if it worked, I rebooted while holding down "T", but all I got was the yellow Firewire logo that blinks around the screen.

I tried reintalling OS X (whiped drive; re-partitioned hard drive). Same issue.
What can I do?

2) As I mentioned earlier, I have the 20 gig partition for Linux. Can anyone recommend a good distro? I used Feather Linux on my Windows box to try it out, and I've used Debian from time to time on a friends PC, but I don't have much extended experience with it (the entire reason I did this).

I'd use Windows... but I like the Mac OS more.
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I have two questions:
1) I installed OS X 10.4 (from my recovery discs) on the 280 gig partition, then when I went to see if it worked, I rebooted while holding down "T", but all I got was the yellow Firewire logo that blinks around the screen.
That's not really an issue, you're just trying to access the wrong feature. Holding down the T key turns the Mac into a FireWire drive. What you want to do is hold down the option key, that will bring up a place for you to select what you want to boot from.

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2) As I mentioned earlier, I have the 20 gig partition for Linux. Can anyone recommend a good distro? I used Feather Linux on my Windows box to try it out, and I've used Debian from time to time on a friends PC, but I don't have much extended experience with it (the entire reason I did this).
I would suggest YellowDog

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That's not really an issue, you're just trying to access the wrong feature. Holding down the T key turns the Mac into a FireWire drive. What you want to do is hold down the option key, that will bring up a place for you to select what you want to boot from.
Ah, slipped up there I guess! Thanks for your help.

As for YellowDog, it looks good. I'll try it out.

I'd use Windows... but I like the Mac OS more.
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