Installing Linux on a Power Mac G5 (Part 2)


Part 2 has arrived.

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This SSD doesn’t seem to work with Power Mac G5’s:
Silicon Power S55 120GB 2.5″ 7mm SATA III Internal Solid State Drive SP120GBSS3S55S25


43 thoughts on “Installing Linux on a Power Mac G5 (Part 2)

  1. The name "Rekonq" I think comes from the fact that KDE 3's default web browser was named "Konqueror", and I'm guessing "Rekonq" is a combination of *Re*vamped and *Konq*ueror.

  2. You probably already know this, but if you type sudo lshw at a terminal prompt you'll get system information. This video is quite old now though, so you probably either knew that already or have now been told about 4 billion times.

  3. stopped watching at java installation attempt. the reason it wouldn't work is bcause the package managwr was still open. source: 3 years of accidentally breaking linux

  4. Getting a SSD drive to boot my G5 was a little tricky. It required installing OS X to an internal hard drive, then cloning it to an external SSD drive installed in a USB inclosure. Also, for some strange reason my OS X Leopard install disk would not even see the SSD drive when installed internally, but OS X Tiger would…go figure. Running OS X Leopard on a 120GB SSD is a nice performance boost 🙂

  5. So did Minecraft end up running on Linux? The latest version to support PPC in Mac OS is 1.5.2, so I wonder if 1.8+ works?

  6. Don't do KDE but you could just "sudo lshw" from bash. (I know good GNOME GUIs for it, but not KDE ones…. the GNOME ones would work, but they wont be there by default)

    sudo lshw -c cpu

    Would tell you the basic info you're probably looking for. lshw can be pretty verbose otherwise.

  7. You need to install fancontrol from the Terminal (sudo apt-get install fancontrol). Why it doesn't come by default in an Ubuntu PPC install is beyond me.

  8. Everyone in the comments talking about a different install on a different system and/or troubleshooting your issues and I'm over here dying laughing about your computer freezing with Prolapsedanus on the screen.

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