[Tiny-tux] [Noisebridge-discuss] installing linux on the g4 mac's at noisebridge

Corey McGuire coreyfro at coreyfro.com
Sun Dec 12 15:21:19 PST 2010


Wanna try these as a target for openembedded linux toolchain?

On Sat, Dec 11, 2010 at 4:11 PM, Patrick Keys <citizenkeys at gmail.com> wrote:

> We have a couple powerpc g4 computers at noisebridge.
> One is a kiosk by the north wall; other is unplugged under a tech bench.
>
> Both computers would probably be more useful with linux on them than the
> old pre-FreeBSD Mac OS.
>
> Does anybody have any opinions about formatting them and installing linux?
>
>
> Patrick
>
>
> On 12/11/2010 12:17 PM, Philip Gavlan wrote:
> > Yeah, I can vouch for that. I have a Dual G4 MDD that has run many forms
> > of PPC Linux, and they all run like a dream.
> >
> > On Sat, Dec 11, 2010 at 12:15 PM, Michael Shiloh
> > <michaelshiloh1010 at gmail.com <mailto:michaelshiloh1010 at gmail.com>>
> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> >     On 12/11/2010 11:39 AM, Philip Gavlan wrote:
> >
> >         Yeah, Snow Leopard requires an Intel-based Mac. Apple removed
> >         all PPC
> >         support with 10.6+. Rendered all of my machines useless...sigh...
> >
> >
> >
> >     Good point. These are certainly PPC based.
> >
> >     Anyway, these machines are still up for grabs. I'm told they run PPC
> >     Linux (Yellowdog?) quite nicely.
> >
> >
> >
> >
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