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  • Yes.. PowerPC port of any distro should work for you.

    Debians PowerPC port is available at:

    Answered by kunal
    6 years ago
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  • I would try Yellow Dog Linux. It was made originally made for the Power PC iMacs.
    Ubuntu is also made for Power PC but it is an older edition.

    Answered by Mrx3000
    6 years ago
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  • Yellow dog is the way to go,
    other linux distro are not well maintained and PowerPC port from yellowdog is one of the best

    Answered by ben
    6 years ago
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  • There are many distros that will support PPC (what you'll be looking for for this particular machine.) but I have to get a plug in for the PPC version of slackware, slackintosh:

    Answered by eternalelegy
    6 years ago
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  • I've heard some great things about YellowDog.

    On my system (iBook g4) I use Ubuntu 6.06 dapper drake. It may not be the most up-to-date, but it works fine for me. I can compile software and install precombiled deb files.

    If you run into any problems with installation or post-installation issues, we at the Linux community are happy to help answer any questions you may have.

    Answered by apapousek
    5 years ago
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  • I want to be able to post a topic but this forum won't let me! I am having an issue where I have gotten arch linux ppc to install but after install I get the error saying it can't mount my root partition which is /dev/sda4. It doesn't create the device node. The live cd still picks it up though? I think I must be missing some modules/hooks in my mkinitcpio.conf but I don't know what they would be. The computer I am using is a powerbook g4

    Answered by altabraydon
    3 years ago
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