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$BoomBoom$
12-22-2009, 12:58 AM
I have a powermac g4 and wanted to make it into a server and was wondering what linux would run on a powermac g4?
I would like the best linux that can run a powermac g4.

Thx
$BoomBoom$

chscag
12-22-2009, 03:42 PM
There are several Linux distros that will run on a PPC. Probably best to hit up the Ubuntu forum (http://ubuntuforums.org/) and find out which version is best to use. (Ubuntu does have a server version but I'm not certain whether it will run on a PPC.)

Regards.

pjhutch
12-24-2009, 10:46 AM
Yellow Dog linux is the only recent one I can find. You need a DVD ROM drive to install it though. There are no more CD sizes ones I can find.

YDL.net (http://www.yellowdoglinux.com/support/downloads/)

directeuphorium
12-24-2009, 01:22 PM
Reviving a Power Mac G4 with Ubuntu Server Helpful Linux Tidbits (http://linuxtidbits.wordpress.com/2009/01/29/reviving-a-power-mac-g4-with-ubuntu-server/)

this guy did just what you want to do and documented it step by step.

Enjoy

jeroendiederen
01-20-2010, 07:35 AM
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