Yesterday I found out that I forgot to include a small app in the panel which shows when there are updates in the system. It works very similarly to the tool used in Linux Mint, the package is called package-update-indicator and will as of now be installed automatically in MintPPC. For those of you who […]
The issue of not being able to boot into GRUB on powerpc machines has been fixed in Debian. As a result, the Debian installation images are now working properly. I have created new installation instructions. MintPPC can be installed again. Please test the new installer and report your findings in the forum.
As I write this new post, Adrian Glaubitz has been working hard within the Debian community to make the installer work for ppc users. Apparently, the GRUB issue has been solved now finally. I have not had the time to do a test myself yet. I will do this as soon as I think that […]
Since the installation media I have online no longer work there is a need to make new installers. I just made a 64-bits installer which I would like to have tested. If you would like to help, write an email to email@example.com.
Arctic Fox has been updated to version 27.9.19 in the MintPPC repository since today. To get this new version do the following: sudo apt updatesudo apt upgrade The changelog can be found here. As you can see many bugfixes have been applied. The work is truly impressive. Thanks to wicknix, Ricardo Mottola, xeno74 and m.oudenhoven […]
I am continuing the post about trying to make new installer images. I have been trying to achieve this lately and I will tell you what I experienced and what you can expect in the future. As you are probably well aware of, the Debian installers ditched yaboot and introduced Grub as bootloader. With the […]
On November the 16th I received an email from my internet service provider (ISP) that there was a ticket opened for me. So I opened the ticket and to my surprise I read that my ISP had received a complaint from Google Safe Browsing. They had found an abuse on my domain. It meant that […]
Recently I bought this beautiful iMac G5 iSight 20 inch. I swapped the custom HDD with a 500 Gb Samsung 850 EVO SSD mounted on a NewerTech AdapaDrive. I also replaced the faulty SuperDrive (thank you ifixit.com for your excellent guides). My idea was to have MintPPC running on this machine together with OSX Leopard, […]
As we all know, powerpc and ppc64 are no longer officially supported by Debian. Adrian Glaubitz does a great job to mirror the packages for the supported architectures to Debian-ports. There is a price to pay though: not everything works as it used to be when powerpc had official releases. There are two things that […]
You can start downloading the 64-bits iso and install MintPPC / 64 as it has been tested: it works now.