The CentOS team is happy to announce the availability of CentOS 4 Beta for PowerPC/32. This product supports all Apple Macintosh PowerMac, iMac, eMac, iBook and PowerBook hardware running the G3 or G4 PowerPC processor. Partial Mac Mini support is available with alpha quality code. We hope to have installable IBM RS6000 ppc/32 support shortly.
A bittorent for binary CD iso files is available from: http://vault.centos.org/4.0beta/isos/ppc/
If possible, please use bittorrent to download all files and please leave your download client running after the download is complete (with ports 6881-6899 open) as your client will become part of the peer to peer bittorrent network and reduce the load on our network servers. If you need some quick pointers for getting up to speed on bittorrent read: http://www.centos.org/modules/smartfaq/faq.php?faqid=24
While ISO's are only available via BitTorrent, the boot.iso file is downloadable directly from http://vault.centos.org/4.0beta/isos/ppc/ This file is necessary for installation.
NOTE: This is a Beta distribution and may not be suitable for use in production environments.
Please add any errors or bugs you encounter to bugzilla on
Some things to keep in mind:
Disc1 in this beta release is not bootable. A boot.iso file is supplied, which supports Local, CD-ROM and Network installs.
You must create a 1 MB bootable partition and format it as Apple Bootstrap during install time. Yaboot is then installed automatically. Dual booting with OSX is supported.
This version is known to run on IBM PowerPC/32 hardware including RS6000 machines. However, there is no automated install process at this time. We are working on this situation and hope to have an auto bootable disk install set available soon.
It is possible to install on a MacMini, via a Text install.
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