hello spicy suse power team and users :-)
Back in the good old days, we had a boxed product for
the last release was SL 7.3.
Later than we focused on the POWER hardware from IBM
and released only server products, as SLES7, SLES8 and SLES9.
All of these products were in internal use on our
Apple hardware, but we were unfortunately not able
to release something officially to the public.
Now we are back ;-)
that's great, thanks.
there are precious few Linux distributions
for PPC for simple users:
installation is not automatic though,
and i do not understand the steps you describe:
Use the MacOS 'Drive Setup' utility to
repartitioning your hard disk.
Optional, real experts can use the 'pdisk' utility to do the repartitioning,
i see this is translated from german.
is it possible to write a how-to in german ?
The OS9 version of 'Drive Setup' can create
HFS, HFS+, several types of AU/X partition types and unallocated space. For Linux, create
a normal HFS partition with size around 32mb. Add root partition at last 3GB and swap
partition (128mb, 512mb, 1GB, whatever you like), use the AU/X types for these.
The OSX version of 'Drive Setup' works similar to the OS9 version,
but some versions can only create HFS partitions or 'Free Space'.
so if i
only have a Mac OS-X boot disk,
i will not be able to create the required AU/X partitions ?
Installing of SUSE Linux 10.0 beta3 on PPC machines
CD1 is bootable on all NewWorld G3/G4/G5 Macs, [...]
yaboot will automatically pick the correct kernel for your machine.
There is currently no support to install the bootloader
automatically during installation, nor is there anything
to repartition your hard disk (within YaST).
To workaround this, boot again into the YaST installer
and chose 'Boot into the installed system'
instead of 'New Installation'.
Continue with the package installation and system configuration.
Login to the system as root and create a new config file for lilo.
lilo is a wrapper script which will generate a useable
bootloader configuration for your system.
It will work on all the systems mentioned above.
the author is speaking from the
perspective of a Linux expert.
it is not simple enough for me to understand.
but maybe this is intended as the process is not
recommended for simple users at this stage.
if this is the case, what Linux would you recommend for simple users ?
kind regards philippe