Dual Boot Linux on an emac

By drawls31
Feb 16, 2007
  1. Could someone give suggestions on best distro to install on a G4 emac?
    Thanks for any replies.
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 14,702   +488

    I believe the G4 eMac is a PPC based machine, not an Intel.

    Google for Bootcamp on Mac OS X
  3. drawls31

    drawls31 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 46

    can't use boot camp On PPC.I've been told.
    I think I'll use yellow dog.
    Thanks for the reply.
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,907   +389

    You shoudl be able to dual boot without problems. People do it, I just haven't so I don't have any specifics.

    I do know that you aren't limited to Yellow Dog. I've personally had Ubuntu and Opensuse on my G3 B&W. Gentoo also works on PPC. There are lots of options you have.
  5. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,332   +59

    There's plenty of PPC linuxes out there... Debian, Fedora Core, Mandrake, Gentoo, SuSe, Ubuntu and more... All of which are very popular flavors of Linux at the moment.

    Unfortunately - as time passes - PPC will go the way of the dodo. This is a result of PPC's hardware being EOL.
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 14,702   +488

    yep --- just got to work out the dual boot.
  7. drawls31

    drawls31 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 46

    Thanks people.
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