I've installed debian-ppc sarge on my tangerine iMac, and it works very well. The sarge installer is pretty easy to use. You can always try Mandrake again, but debian is an excellent distro and runs much faster than YellowDog (based on Red Hat I think)
I think if you have an old-world mac, you can't use yaboot, and need xboot. I know Gentoo PPC works on old-world macs, but I'm not sure about any other distros. Gentoo is a fscking pain in the ass what with all the compiling. Yellow Dog might, but didn't give me the option to use xboot during install (possibly because I didn't need to).
apt-get and aptitude are wonderful little apps. I myself am an Arch Linux fan, but Arch is solely i686
Anyway. The installer's autopartition worked well and I only had to make a few tiny changes to make the video work. If you insist on using Mandrake, go ahead and give voodoo a try. It is an approach I haven't used on anything other than Windows, but seems to work quite well.
Last edited by thegnu; 07-28-2004 at 01:59 PM.