Supported Power PCs
This wiki page aims to be a current list of the supported PowerPC hardware out there. Please feel free to add to it, your experiences of what kind of good support Fedora has on the PowerPC platform.
Page last updated, with Fedora release: Unofficial Fedora Core 4 Updates 2005-09-27
This is a release made from Fedora Core 4 with the current errata and a few installer fixes backported from rawhide to allow installation on the Pegasos, and fix some bugs with installation on Mac and pSeries hardware. It's available from ftp://zeniv.uk.linux.org/pub/people/dwmw2/fc4-pegasos-20050927/ and also has CD images in the iso subdirectory.
To install the above-mentioned release, see the README.Pegasos file in the installation directory.
New World Mac (iBook, PowerBook, iMac, eMac)
These should work fine. If you have problems with partitioning, use the updated release above instead of the original FC4 release.
64-bit Mac (G5, iMacG5)
These should also be fine, as above.
Old World Mac
These aren't officially supported, although if you can persuade them to boot they probably ought to work.
In the updated FC4 release linked from above, this should work.
The original FC4 release will fail to open an HVC console, but will work with 16550 console. The updated FC4 release above should work on all pSeries hardware.
Probably ought to work. Not recently tested.
What doesn't work
- Airport Extreme - this has a Broadcom chipset, and probably will never work. So iBook G4's, newer Powerbook's, and Mac mini's will need to have another option for wifi.
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