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Ubuntu for PowerPC is now a community supported platform the announcement so you can no longer pay Canonical to support your PowerPC desktop machine. This also means that ISO downloads have been moved to the ports section of the Ubuntu sever, and are no longer on most mirrors. In fact, it is often hard to find any reference to PowerPC on the main Ubuntu website or packages.

However, PowerPC packages like for other architectures are available on launchpad where you can look up the source code, build logs and bugs. Canonical and the wider community still fix PowerPC bugs when they are reported and when they find them. However, package releases will not be delayed due to problems which are specific to PowerPC. View LQ Wiki Contributions. Visit rokytnji's homepage! Find More Posts by rokytnji.

Apr Distribution: Find More Posts by Turbocapitalist. Nov Location: Pictland Distribution: Linux Mint Find More Posts by hydrurga. Finally, type this to boot from that device. Replace usb0 with the actual device alias you found previously. Once it boots up, which could take some time, simply follow the instructions to get your PowerPC Mac up and running using Linux. How did you workaround the flickering screen issue?

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But obviously this did not avoid the system from became flickering and unresponsive. Good point, SLHoldout. With that said, the process should be the same for the BSD flavors. As useful and well-written as this article is, it has an incorrect assumption: In fact, bit PowerPC support is going away in most flavors of Linux, especially ones that are based on upstream Debian see http: This affects Ubuntu and all of its various flavors, for starters, as well as Mint.

Firing up system settings was instantaneous. For a fast productivity-based Linux installation, Linux Mint is pretty impressive. The distribution comes with the entire LibreOffice suite, and the utilities packed into this distro cover all the bases. Multiple attempts to resolve the Wi-Fi issue were unsuccessful; your mileage may vary. Unlike Ubuntu, Linux Mint shut down properly every time and did so very quickly.

Antergos Unfortunately, like Linux Mint Antergos did not detect or install the drivers for the Wi-Fi card, and installing the OS onto the hard disk requires an internet connection. Further reading: Name required. Email required. Leave this field empty. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Any help to installing would be great. My old Mac wont recognize usb-stick linux in that booting list?

I had same issue with initial install to mint Dunno yet.

It works quite well indeed! Before, I had jury rigged Mountain Lion on it, but even that had all major web browsers outdated on it. To remedy that, I found a way of further jury rigging Firefox ESR to it, believe it or not, which stays relatively current.

What Can You Do With Older Hardware?

So on to Linux. Mint 19 is incredible compared even to Snappier, much more well put together. The wifi at install issue was completely gone for me, something that had plagued me a year or two before when I played around on 17 and BTW, if you face that pesky issue, plugging into ethernet after the install, and running for drivers always worked for me to pick up the broadcomm. A couple of great Plank themes, very true to mac Icons, some neats hacks to the top Panel, the official SanFrancisco font which is freely available, and a great mac theme esp for cinnamon by paullinuxthemer.

I prefer to run on GPT which requires using reFind, but installing on a drive wiped as MBR allows you to forego any bootloader finagling. PS word to the wise, Majaro is difficult if not impossible to work on these, for a confluence of sophisticated problems all relating to, you guessed it… bit EFI. I have been a simultanious Linux and mac user for nearly 2 decades now, but my latest experiences with Linux on Mac have been far from joyful.

The only distro I found that had exceptable performance was stock Debian. Both Mint and Ubuntu were tragically unusable. Mint actual version have an excellent drivers software finder that, after first install using Ethernet cable, installs the Wifi driver.

The Trouble With Old Hardware

Unfortunately all Ubuntu derivatives have the KVM problem which turns the boot a boring slow process. After all tests I decided to go with a Debian derivative, Bunsen Labs. It is based on Arch, a frighting too much technical distro for me. But actual Bunsen Labs version has an automated shell script that makes the install process something that a non techie has no problem to stand it. The user interface is not beautiful as in Elementary but allows the old hardware to run smoothly. It is a pity to trow away such good hardware just because of the lack of an Apple supplied OS.

Thank you all for the tips, guys! I quit using Lion on this Machine towards the end of past year because browser compatibility was beginning to become a serious problem. I might try Zorin Core to see if it resolves the few remaining issues but all in all, I strongly suggest not installing an older OS X version that would be Lion because the compatibility gap has become too wide now. This solved the slow boot askubuntu. I have a Macbook from 4GB Ram and 2.

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I never used Linux before but I am familiar with unix commands. I installed the Mint Cinnamon 18 but I could not solve Wifi issue. I switched to Elementary OS and it worked perfectly. Finally, I tried Zorin Core and decided to keep it because it is the only one working smoothly on my old Macbook. The elementary works fine but Zorin is more satisfactory.

Mint drives me crazy so it is a no no for me. Now, I consider to increase RAM capacity and use my old laptop again.