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Old 06-02-2011, 02:46 AM   #1
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Distro For Pre-Intel Mac?

I still have an old Pre-Intel PowerPC Mac lagtop in a desk drawer, and was wondering if I could run a Linux Distro on it?
If there are multiple options, I'd also like some opinions on the best choice.
Old 06-02-2011, 03:18 AM   #2
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Debian has a powerpc port that apparently works very well.

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1) Yes you can run a Linux distro on it. How much RAM have you got?

2) Look at e.g. for several distros
Old 06-02-2011, 10:35 AM   #4
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Yellow Dog Linux is only for the powerpc. CentOS, Debian, and Ubuntu also support it.
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Point your browser at Click on Search on the top right side of the page. Scroll down to the search criteria and click on the Architecture dropdown list. Select powerpc then scroll down and click on Submit Query. When the next page displays, scroll down past the search criteria to get to the returns. There are 18 distros listed there for powerpc.

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Old 06-10-2011, 04:24 AM   #6
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Thanks for the help!! I'll work on this when I get home.


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