[clug] Linux on Powerbook 15"

Paul Warren u3292467 at anu.edu.au
Fri Aug 13 07:23:08 GMT 2004

Neill Cox wrote:
> I have a new toy, a 15" Powerbook.  It's real purdy, but I won't feel 
> like a proper geek until it's running linux.
> I've reserved some space and downloaded the first ISO for debian_ppc 
> 3.0r2 from AARNET, but the machine won't boot from the resulting cd.
> I've found a source for weekly builds of debian_ppc testing and have 
> started to download the first ISO, but I don't know if this will work 
> either.
> Does anyone have experience on getting linux working on this hardware?  
> Does anyone already have a set of debian_ppc disks that I could get a 
> copy of? I would prefer debian, but will consider other distributions.
> Cheers,
> Neill
A good resource for Debian installing on power books is:


And I have a Sarge net Install CD, if anyone else wants a copy.  Which 
installs a base system, then you need about 200Mb of downloads to get X 
and a useable environment (icewm, gnat, hugs, mozilla, rhythmbox etc).

Paul Warren
u3292467 at anu dot edu dot au

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