[slackintosh-users] Re: PowerPC 4400/200

  • From: Mikael Andersson <manders@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: slackintosh-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 05 Jul 2006 14:42:04 -0400

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I'm running it on a PowerMac G3 266MHz, which is OldWorld. I have a
small OS9 partition to boot from, which runs BootX
(http://penguinppc.org/bootloaders/bootx/) on startup to restart into
Linux. If your machine has OpenFirmware, you may be able to hack it to
run an alternative bootloader. Check the NetBSD docs for this:

When I installed it, I had to use a different kernel than the one
supplied by Slackintosh (I used the one from Gentoo 2005.0, but I have
since tried - and would recommend - the current stable 2.6 from
http://www.ppckernel.org/). You also have to boot with kernel arguments
'root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc ramdisk_size=10240 rw', and you need to
specify the installer initrd off the installation CD as your init ramdisk.

See this for reference:
Thanks Adrian. =)

Mikael Andersson
Computer Technician
McMaster University
Humanities Media & Computing

Togo Salmon Hall, Room 207

1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4M2

Phone 905.525.9140
Ext.  24429
Fax   905.577.6930
Email manders@xxxxxxxxxxx

czezz wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I've got short question: is here any chance to run slackintsh on PowerPC 
> 4400/200 ?
> I was reading in FAQ that it should be New-World Macintosh (G3-600mhz)
> but it is not said that it is minimum requirements.
> Best regards,
> czezz
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