Installation instructions MintPPC 9.3

MINTPPC 9 IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE MOMENT. COME BACK SOON. WE ARE WORKING ON A NEW INSTALLER.

We don't need to install a Debian base system anymore onto which we install MintPPC with a script. We can now enjoy automatic installation of MintPPC using an iso and some magic code.

Download the Debian netinstaller here and burn it to CD or USB. You can also use the even smaller  businesscard.iso or the even smaller netbooter mini.iso (G5 users take this mini_g5.iso). See installation notes of MintPPC 9.2 how to 'burn' to USB and how to boot from a stick. It has to be noted that when you use a stick, the installer will not automatically mount the stick. You just tell the installer that he does not need to look for the CDROM device and modules. You just point the installer to the right place where the stick resides. I had to simply replace /dev/cdrom by /dev/sda as mount point and the installer components were loaded.

Boot the iso and at the yaboot boot prompt type:

boot: auto url=mintppc.org

This installation method requires a working internet connection as you will be downloading packages during setup.

Some people reported that they could not get a working internet connection. A solution which might help is to download the first Squeeze installation CD and burn that to a CD, and follow the same instructions as for the mini.iso.

After installation you might need to setup Xorg. Have a look at this page. If you have problems, register in the forums and post your questions there.

Why are you using a Debian CD and not a MintPPC CD? I want to save some bandwidth and in this way, nobody needs to download huge iso files from my website.

System requirements: A PPC based computer with at least 128 MB RAM and 5Gb hard disk space.

If you have an OldWorld Mac, you have to follow the following instructions:
http://www.mintppc.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=839

Enjoy

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