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Old 06-12-2006, 12:30 PM   #1
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Small Distro for PPC


Does anyone know of a small distro for PPC, that would fit on a jump drive?
 
Old 07-06-2006, 08:08 AM   #2
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have you found an answer to this one? because i'm asking the same question right now
 
Old 07-06-2006, 07:12 PM   #3
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None so far...
 
Old 07-07-2006, 10:32 AM   #4
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I went to www.linux.org and checked out the minimalistic distros for PPC...I came up with one match :

SourceMage - http://www.sourcemage.org/

I cant tell you much about this distro, IDK if it will fit on a jumpdrive (64-128mb). That is going to be a very small distro if it will fit on a jumpdrive.

You can always just get the kernel, or mabey even a floppy disk distro...and build it up from there, but that will probally be slightly difficult. I have seen somewhere on the LQ boards (I dont remembe where) something about a gmail FS. You would probally need the kernel and a the script, and you net card configured adn thats it...I couldnt imagine that taking up mroe then 128megs.

You have one hell of a project on your hands, and I wish you luck ^_^
 
Old 08-19-2006, 02:54 PM   #5
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ok... after some looking around on distrowatch I found finnix ppc, which is a small distro (~114 MB). You would need a jump drive that is slightly larger than 128 MB, but most jump drives are. I have not tried it yet, because the only ppc computers I use are at school, but it looks like an option.

Another problem that i have noticed is that Macs (G3 iMacs and Emacs) do not like booting off of USB devices, is there a way to force them to boot USB?
 
  


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