Friday, September 09, 2016

PowerPC Ubuntu Installation on PowerPC Mac Mini

Just my quick notes:

PowerPC Linux on Mac Mini, 7447a, September 9, 2016

  • I haven’t had success with high resolution monitors, I had to use a 1024x768 monitor and the 1280x1024 monitor from work also functioned correctly
  • ISO Image for Ubuntu Power 14.05 from Ubuntu
  • live radeon.agpmode=-1
  • You need the radeon.agpmode=-1 to keep the graphics from locking up.
  • Double click the install icon on the desktop
  • Don’t add extra options like download the packages while installing.
  • You may have to manually erase all partitions, if it’s getting hung up go into the advanced (manual) partition setup, erase all the partitions and start the installation from scratch.
  • Create the encrypted disk, default partitions
  • Encrypt home directories
  • Boot the installation with “Linux radeon.agpmode=-1 video=radeonfb:1024x768”
  • Edit /etc/yaboot.cnf, find the “append=“ and add “radeon.agpmode=-1 video=radeonfb:1024x768”
  • /bin/ybin -v to update the kernel