I was wondering if there was an Arch Linux installation guide for absolute beginners for PowerPC. I've been using the one on the website, and I receive errors such as "the Linux kernel package could not be installed". I think I'm not following the instructions correctly.

  • what distribution is it? Powerpc is no longer officially supported (since Ubuntu 6 or so...)
    – Alvar
    Nov 6 '11 at 16:29
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    I didn't realize my question was off-topic, I'll ask it on unix. Thanks, warriorIng64
    – alexyorke
    Nov 6 '11 at 17:07
  • By "one on the website" do you mean the Official Guide? wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/…
    – jasonwryan
    Nov 6 '11 at 22:55
  • From the archlinuxppc.com website
    – alexyorke
    Nov 8 '11 at 11:13

ppc on arch is not well supported (much less so than on Ubuntu).

If want to run a modern Linux on ppc, your best options are either Debian or Ubuntu. The best solution IMHO is the Debian kernel (so suspend works) and Ubuntu user land, just installing Ubuntu (which is simple from the CD/DVD image) will get you 98% there with little difficulty.

  • Thank you for responding. I've had problems choosing a right version in the past, what version should I pick? I have 384mb of ram and a 300mhz processor.
    – alexyorke
    Nov 8 '11 at 11:15
  • Note that Debian has dropped support for PowerPC in 9 and Ubuntu in 17.04. Jun 4 '17 at 13:58

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