It was just reported that MintPPC is available for Amigaone X5000 users. Have a look here.
Today you can upgrade Arcticfox to version 27.11.0 in MintPPC. Release notes
I just tried to install MintPPC on a gifted PowerBook G4 (thanks Martin from Austria). I found out the the grub-installer failed to install grub. It is unfortunate that people do not report this. It is possible that MintPPC was not installable for months. If I would have known this, I could have looked at […]
The package mintinput was written in python back in 2011, which cannot be used anymore with python2. I would recommend any of you using this package to get rid of it as it refrains you from updating your MintPPC system. Please do the following to remove it from the system: sudo dpkg -r mintinput
Recently I went through my storage room in the attic and found an old G4 MDD with various versions of MintPPC on it. It was one of the machines I used to test and develop MintPPC on back in the days. If there is interest in say MintPPC 11, I can make a disk image […]
Today I built isight-firmware-tools for ppc64 and added it to the 64-bits repository. Apple Built-in iSight requires firmware that can be extracted from the Mac OS X USBVideo driver. This package provides tools for extracting the firmware from the driver and installing udev rules and tools to automatically load the firmware when needed. I tested […]
I have got a version of MintPPC32 that runs as a live USB stick! Simply dd the image onto a stick and boot from the stick right into MintPPC. This is a USB image with persistent storage! I have never achieved something like this before. I will update soon.
Just a small update: MintPPC can be installed again. Please read the installation instructions.
As you are probably aware of, installing MintPPC is not always successful. This has to do with the fact that MintPPC is based on Debian sid, which is the unstable version of Debian. Debian stopped releasing stable versions for the powerpc and ppc64 architectures. What we are dealing with nowadays is Debian-ports. What is Debian-ports […]
To have all the new goodies in an existing MintPPC installation do the following (note: it will overwrite your settings):sudo apt updatesudo apt upgradecp -r /etc/skel/.config ~ Logout and login and enjoy! Extra background pictures can be added by installing mint-backgrounds-tricia. Installing MintPPC from scratch will give the updated MintPPC as well. Updates include the […]