Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

Postby xeno74 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:23 pm

caseycullen wrote:We need an up-to-date, modern distribution specifically for PowerPC, with a repository that allows you to choose what to install, full of tested software that will run without problems. So I decided to make Fienix.

The Fienix disk image (downloadable from the website) contains only a minimal install, but apt and synaptic are configured to connect to the Fienix repository so you can download anything else you want using Synaptic. I have tested everything in the repository on my X5000, packages are patched/fixed/reconfigured wherever needed - there may still be minor bugs in some apps but everything runs and is functional.
username: fienix
password: fienixPW
root password: rootAdminPW

lol this has taken me literally hundreds of hours so I hope at least one other person likes it :lol:

I could also use some help if anyone is interested.
-revised instructions for using disk ID instead of the dev path
-instructions for how to use on an X1000 or Sam series
-instructions for how to use on Open Firmware (Power Mac); I'm currently working on this one
-testing with new kernels
-install option using DebianInstaller or similar, what's needed to do this?
-anything else; I'm totally open to collaboration, contributors, suggestions, etc.
-also see the To Do list

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I was able to download it today. After that I copied it with 'dd' to an empty partition on my AmigaOne X1000. It works really fantastic.

Screenshot of Fienix with the kernel 4.20-rc5 on my AmigaOne X1000:

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Please test it.
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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

Postby xeno74 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:32 pm

Hi Casey,

Great news! I can boot Fienix in a virtual e5500 quad-core PPC64 QEMU machine on my laptop (x86_64).

Screenshot:

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Cheers,
Christian
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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

Postby xeno74 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:03 pm

If you need more information about Fienix, then please look in the X5000 thread of Fienix.

Link: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro - Platform: AmigaOne X5000 - Linux Only

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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

Postby xeno74 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:40 pm

Fienix with VLC 3.0.4! The VLC plays a TV stream (DVB-C via Fritz!Box) with an audio output via Bluetooth loudspeaker:

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