[CS-FSLUG] Who understands details about powerpc?

Peter J. Vasquez Sr. pjvasquez at baeyogin.com
Fri Nov 9 09:29:08 CST 2012

Should be straight-forward.  I have a mac mini ppc that is running lubuntu
right now.  Once you burn the iso to the disc, you put it in the drive and
hold down 'c' before pressing the power button.  You keep holding down 'c'
on the keyboard until you see the disc start booting.

On Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 12:48 PM, <davidm at hisfeet.net> wrote:

> 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 be.
> 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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