|Linux on PowerPC FAQ-O-Matic|
(Logo by Larry Ewing, from http://www.isc.tamu.edu/~lewing/linux/.)
|This FAQ-O-Matic includes topics related to any of
MkLinux, Linux-Pmac (though Linux-Pmac is somewhat out-dated), LinuxPPC, and a few other "flavors" of Linux for the PowerPC. If you don't know what they
all are, you might start with What is with all these versions of Linux? below.
This FAQ is not maintained by Jon Howell. It's your FAQ, and its continued accuracy and growth depend on you submitting things you learn and expanding on the answers submitted by others. About FAQ-O-Matic tells you more about this system.
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|Please people do not add questions without answers. They will in all likelihood just get deleted. If you have a question, use the mailing lists or the #linuxppc channel on EFnet if you like IRC.
If you want to add a new item, think about following a few suggested guidelines:
1. Find an appropriate place to put it. For example, placing a new item entitled "Will Linux work on my PowerBook G3" in the "Booting Trouble" section will probably not help a lot of people; however, if you place it in the "Hardware Compatibility" section, it may. If you are thinking of placing an item at the top level, i.e. this page, then you probably shouldn't. There has to be a better place.
|The two main ports of Linux to PowerPC:|
MkLinux is Linux on a Mach microkernel
PowerPC Linux is monolithic Linux
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