Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 12-28-2007, 06:24 PM   #1
Utsukushii Akumu
LQ Newbie
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: Grass Valley, CA
Distribution: Fedora Core 6
Posts: 17

Rep: Reputation: 0
Decent Distro for PPC G3 mac 128mb of ram

As the title says I'm looking for a decent Distro that won't use too much processing power or RAM on my PPC G3 iBook. 500MHZ, 128MB of RAM, and a 10 gig HD.
Old 12-28-2007, 07:08 PM   #2
ReliaFree Maintainer
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Distribution: Slackware-current, Cross Linux from Scratch, Gentoo
Posts: 2,779
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 243Reputation: 243Reputation: 243
Cross Linux from Scratch
Old 12-29-2007, 10:31 AM   #3
Registered: May 2006
Location: Scotland
Distribution: Debian Squeeze Xfce
Posts: 576

Rep: Reputation: 83
On my PPC G3 128Mb of RAM I run Xubuntu PPC. Use the Alternate disk to install- it used 64Mb AND NOT the live CD - it needs 192 Mb.
Old 05-25-2008, 12:25 AM   #4
Registered: Mar 2008
Location: Where ever I am.
Distribution: Various
Posts: 176
Blog Entries: 154

Rep: Reputation: 21
I do alternative or net installs on my g3's. i will install the basic debian system without x and then go back and add xorg, xdm, fluxbox and the usual x apps. You can be more surgical about what apps to install. I have done that on a 3 gig drive, but stored data externally.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
looking for a distro to run on p4 1.3 with only 128mb ram wabbalee Linux - Newbie 5 01-01-2008 02:14 AM
Pentium II 128mb RAM 299Mhz, 6.2gb hdd - Best distro? HippyVanMan Linux - Newbie 5 12-04-2006 10:28 PM
What's The Best Livecd Distro For Use With 128mb Ram? Ben Cook2 Linux - Distributions 2 08-04-2006 06:34 AM
Which Linux Distro would run nicely on anything from 300Mhz, 128MB RAM best? Havixx Linux - Distributions 4 12-03-2004 04:43 AM
Good Distro for 450mhz 128MB Ram???? rm6990 Linux - Hardware 5 08-16-2004 02:11 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:16 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration