[CentOS] [OT] linux on a PPC (mac mini)

Tue Sep 15 16:31:06 UTC 2015
Leon Fauster <leonfauster at googlemail.com>

Am 15.09.2015 um 17:12 schrieb Keith Keller <kkeller at wombat.san-francisco.ca.us>:
> On 2015-09-15, wwp <subscript at free.fr> wrote:
>> Searching the web, I see very few possibilities to install a recent (I
>> need gnome2) GNU/Linux distro on such hardware. I gave Linux MintPPC 11
>> (http://www.mintppc.org/content/list-macs) a try, but the netinstall
>> iso simply fails in installing a boot loader that conserves the
>> original OS/X partition even after many tries and workarounds.
> You might try Ubuntu or Debian.  Keep in mind that Macs present their
> own challenge beyond just a different architecture; they had a funky
> implementation of Open Firmware that was a major PITA to configure
> properly.  The Mac OF bootloader, yaboot, is pretty much abandonware at
> this point as well.

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