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Linux distro for PowerPC


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john000

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I have a Power Macintosh 5400/200 with MacOS 9.1 and 32 MB of RAM.I have 5 questions:

1.Can I run Linux on this?

2.Can I use the X-Window System?

3.Which distro should I use?

4.Can I use a Live CD?

5.Can I dual-boot Mac OS and Linux?
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yes
i think so
whichever one you find to be best (very deep discussion on this one)
i wouldn't think it would be a problem
and yes...just not sure on the set up
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john000

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Could someone give a few more details?

Edited by john000, 31 October 2005 - 06:45 AM.

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Will Rock Linux work?
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i know for ubuntu has a cd that is built for powerpc (quote "For Apple Macintosh G3, G4, and G5 computers, including iBooks and PowerBooks") , not sure of others. ubuntu can be installed or as a live cd. good for noobs

http://www.ubuntulinux.org/
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Gentoo Linux.

Here is a link to the Gentoo Handbook for a PowerPC installation.

Handbook
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