Booting Gentoo PPC LiveCD: Gets stuck at probing the CPU type.
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If Ubuntu works, I would go for just base Debian then. Running Gentoo on that machine isn't going to give you much benefit since you are going to have to end up doing a binary install anyway as the compile time is going to be pretty harsh.
To that end, in terms of just day to day use, you probably want to be using binary packages as well rather than compiling everything from source.
I am not looking for an opinion on what I should do, I am looking for someone to help me with my problem. I've already wasted too many blank CDs for Linux CDs, and the fact that I do not like Debian/Ubuntu Package Management discourages me from going that route.
So please, with a cherry on top, do you know of a solution to this problem?
Once I installed ubuntu on my computer when I had 256MB (After install I couldn't get open office to open but everything else seemed to work), I just made a little swap partion (512MB) and mounted it while installing (I ended with two swap partition but got ubuntu to work).