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

    Debians PowerPC port is available at:
    [url]http://www.debian.org/ports/powerpc/[/url]

    Answered by kunal
    5 years ago
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  • I would try Yellow Dog Linux. It was made originally made for the Power PC iMacs.
    [url] http://www.yellowdoglinux.com[/url]
    Ubuntu is also made for Power PC but it is an older edition.

    Answered by Mrx3000
    5 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
    5 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:

    http://slackintosh.workaround.ch/index.html

    Answered by eternalelegy
    5 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
    4 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
    2 years ago
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