[CS-FSLUG] Who understands details about powerpc?

davidm at hisfeet.net davidm at hisfeet.net
Thu Nov 8 12:48:26 CST 2012

I was given a nice, well preserved iBook g3 powerpc.  I see that there 
are several linux distros for it, that look quite promising, but they 
all seem to require boot from CD, or some work in the Terminal.

Can't seem to get it to boot from the CD.  Pressing C from the startup 
doesn't work.  Neither does pressing D.  I don't know how to get into 
the bios settings, or if it's even possible.  I wonder if a setting 
there might make the difference.

I also can't figure out how to bring up a text mode or Terminal. I 
understand that there are a few linux programs that will run on it even 
under OS X, but don't know how to load them, or which ones they might 

Usually the instructions that I find are not very clear about what 
needs to be done in OS X, and what needs to be done after it is booted 
from the CD.

Where can I get some rather exhaustive documentations that will help me 
get linux working on this. (I'm thinking right now about MintPPC).

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