Feedback on patch to PowerPC ports pmac page requested
http://www.us.debian.org/ports/powerpc/inst/pmac is quite out of
date. I use new Mac hardware (G5), and have little experience with
minimal installs of Debian since potato. Comments on the patch below
would be appreciated. I will send this to debian-www after any
corrections that might be required.
RCS file: /cvs/webwml/webwml/english/ports/powerpc/inst/pmac.wml,v
retrieving revision 1.14
diff -u -r1.14 pmac.wml
--- pmac.wml 13 Oct 2005 19:49:36 -0000 1.14
+++ pmac.wml 23 Oct 2005 02:16:20 -0000
@@ -25,15 +25,13 @@
-As a general rule, hardware newer than 2001 or so is more well
-supported by the more-recent 2.4 series of Linux kernels. The standard
-Debian installation still uses the 2.2 series, which will basically
-work. But the accessories such as sound, sleep, airport, and the like
-are not supported well, if at all, in the 2.2 series. So if you have a
-newer machine, go through the normal installation, then plan on one
-extra step when you get done to upgrade the kernel. Debian has made
-the kernel upgrade process as easy as getting a new program - and
-that itself is very easy in Debian.
+As a general rule, newer hardware is better supported by the newer
+Linux kernels. The standard Debian installation uses the 2.6 series
+and this should work for most hardware. If you are installing a
+powerpc flavour kernel (on Apple Power Macintosh system up to and
+including the G4) you also have the option of choosing a 2.4 kernel in
+case your hardware is really old. However most hardware built after
+2001 should be well supported by the default 2.6 kernel.
@@ -48,9 +46,10 @@
-1G is probably enough space for an experimental Linux system. You can
-get by with less, perhaps as little as 200M for a really basic system,
-but you'll more than likely want more than just the basics.
+1G is probably a realistic minimum disk space required for an
+experimental Linux system. You might get by with less, perhaps as
+little as 600 to 700M for a really basic system, but you'll more than
+likely want more than just the basics.