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

Corey McGuire coreyfro at coreyfro.com
Sun Dec 12 21:40:34 PST 2010


Sounds good! I'll look into it later.  I'll build
A gnome image of some sort.

Anyone else, feel free to try something else.

On Sunday, December 12, 2010, Patrick Keys <citizenkeys at gmail.com> wrote:
> One of the two g4's is a public internet kiosk.
> That one should stay a public kiosk, whatever OS it runs.
>
> Other g4 is under a tech bench and seems totally unused.
> That one would be a good computer with which to experiment.
>
>
>
> Patrick
>
> On 12/12/2010 3:21 PM, Corey McGuire wrote:
>
> 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
> <mailto: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>
>     <mailto: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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