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I have an old IBM/apple 3g ibook power pc laptop
the mobo cpu HDD ext. are made by IBM

I want to install Linux on it
I use it for web surfing multimedia ext.

it has a 3g 800mhz cpu
6xx mb of ram
and a ati 7500 gpu, I think it has 64mb of vram
has usb firewire a dvd drive
but I have no clue how to boot off them


EDIT: will be slapping a tux sticker on the back over the apple
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 4/27/11 at 10:29pm
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TINY CORE!!! lol

no, dont do that...

crunchbang would run just fine on it though openbox DE by default, cool theme by default, debain stable repos easily switched to testing... should run just fine on that slow of a proc and that little bit of ram... no clue how on earth youd install if you cant boot from anything though :/

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TINY CORE!!! lol

no, dont do that...

crunchbang would run just fine on it though openbox DE by default, cool theme by default, debain stable repos easily switched to testing... should run just fine on that slow of a proc and that little bit of ram... no clue how on earth youd install if you cant boot from anything though :/

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did not know crunchbang supported ppc
will download now
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cant seem to find a download for a ppc version
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post #5 of 28
over looked that >_> sorry

your probably gonna be best off compiling your own kernel then i know there is a couple distros that support it ppc, but you will have probably the best chance with gentoo and it will run fast, but it will take some work

newer mac stuff run intel chips so i completely over looked that little problem lol
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as long as I can run vlc and firefox I could care less what distro I use
trying crux ppc right now

will try gentoo,ubuntu and Fedora ppc versions later
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 4/28/11 at 9:00am
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ok so I get a kernel panic with crux ppc
trying ubuntu ppc next
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 3dfxvoodoo View Post
as long as I can run vlc and firefox I could care less what distro I use
trying crux ppc right now

will try gentoo,ubuntu and Fedora ppc versions later
I'd suggest LXDE version (if not already mentioned) since that's the lightest weight DE/WM setup I've found so far (it uses openbox). Strangely I can't find a PPC version right now.
     
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I'd suggest LXDE version (if not already mentioned) since that's the lightest weight DE/WM setup I've found so far (it uses openbox). Strangely I can't find a PPC version right now.
LXDE would better
as the gnome 10.04 live cd is taking it's sweet time
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10.04 still trying to boot
forget that
I'm on to trying gentoo
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