Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

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Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

Postby caseycullen » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:41 pm

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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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

Postby acefnq » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:36 am

Casey
Excellent. Am downloading this right now to try out. A couple of questions:

1. What distro is it based around and version.
2. Are more up to date versions of Firefox, VLC etc
3. Are you compiling the packages yourself? is there a list of associated packages.

It astounds me of the level support you, Xen074, Spectre660 and others provide to our small community kudos to you all. I will do what I can to support.

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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

Postby acefnq » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:01 am

Casey
Please ignore my questions, I found all the info on the website. Looks fantastic.

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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

Postby xeno74 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:35 am

Hi Casey,

I am really impressed! :-)

- Great idea!
- Fantastic design!
- New modern userland (Debian)
- The website is modern and fast!
- Beautiful wallpapers
- We don’t need the MATE PowerPC Remix anymore

Many thanks for your work! I will test it on my X1000 as soon as possible. Well done! I will support you as good as I can.

Cheers,
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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

Postby Skateman » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:18 pm

@Casey

Have not had the chance to try it but looks very impressive!!
Thanks so much for the time and effort. Looking forward to give it a try.

PS... does the onboard ethernet of the X5000 work ??

Skateman

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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

Postby seventhwonder » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:40 pm

@Casey

Is it possible to mirror the image on another site ?

I tried downloading the file 3 times, but it stops when it reaches 2.0 GB filesize..
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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

Postby Skateman » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:53 pm

seventhwonder wrote:@Casey

Is it possible to mirror the image on another site ?

I tried downloading the file 3 times, but it stops when it reaches 2.0 GB filesize..


I dumped the two files on a Gdrive as well ... five it a try

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U-Boot files https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uI9VHKeYJkmApWLuuk5i2BC8oAyRStho/view?usp=sharing
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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

Postby acefnq » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:25 pm

Casey
Up and running, installation went very smoothly. Very polished, need to tweak a few things like my sound output but looks very sweet. Any chance of including Midori in your repository? Firefox works well but i like using Midori for normal browsing. Congratulations on producing something so polished.

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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

Postby xeno74 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:29 pm

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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I created a Fienix thread in the X1000 subforum: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro - Platform: AmigaOne X1000 - Linux Only

Casey, many many thanks for this distro and bye bye MATE PowerPC Remix. :-)
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Re: Fienix - New PowerPC Distro

Postby caseycullen » Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:29 pm

Thanks! I haven't tried the onboard Ethernet because I'm virtually certain it won't work. That's more of a kernel issue, and I use the kernels xeno builds in Fienix.
-Casey
Skateman wrote:@Casey

Have not had the chance to try it but looks very impressive!!
Thanks so much for the time and effort. Looking forward to give it a try.

PS... does the onboard ethernet of the X5000 work ??

Skateman

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