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Re: Live-CD for PPC ?

On Mon, May 24, 2004 at 08:03:01PM +0200, Kristian Peters wrote:
> Does anybody know of a live-cd for powerpc ? (Maybe a ported Knoppix
> version or a less bloated or less colourful version ?)
> I want to demonstrate someone that linux is a good alternative to OSX.

I recently tried two live CDs, but I had a different goal (I wanted to
back up a couple of MacOS 9 installations to an NFS server).

Both of these booted fine on a blue & white G3 and a gray & white G4:

A PPC variant of Knoppix:
(note it really is "pcc" and not "ppc")

The Gentoo live CD:
    http://<preferred Gentoo mirror site>/releases/ppc/2004.1/livecd/install-ppc-universal-2004.1.iso

For my purposes, the Gentoo CD was superior, since its kernel has the
hfsplus filesystem module and the Knoppix image doesn't.  Since I only
needed to use a root shell, I can't comment on either one's support
for X/Gnome/KDE etc.

Eric C. Cooper          e c c @ c m u . e d u

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