will they boot off a usb stick? you could try putting debian-installer on one and give it a go.... --e > So here's a question to which I can't seem to find an answer: Has > anyone successfully installed any version of Linux on the latest > Intel-based quad-core (2 x dual-core "Woodcrest") Xserve boxes from > Apple? I keep hearing/reading that people (somebody, somewhere) have > done so but can't track down an actual person who has (our Apple > engineer says the same thing - lots of people who know a friend who's > done it or heard of somebody who's done it but nobody who can provide > details). Not a MacBook or a Mac Pro, but an Xserve. We have a stack of > these and the programmers around here would just as soon stick with the > Linux they know and love regardless of how swell OS X is.