First I downloaded the packed 32-bit live USB disk image
(direct link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qlfDEj ... sp=sharing ), unpacked it and copied it with dd
to an empty USB stick. Then I copied with GParted the main partition (about 7 GB) from that stick to my HD.
MintPPC could then be booted just like Fienix, using our usual X5000 kernels etc. There are defined accounts for 'root' and 'mintppc', both have password 'mintppc'.
One small modification was needed for the MIntPPC partition. The /etc/fstab had to be cleaned up from the obsolete disk definitions (they slowed down booting but did not prevent it). Only the first one is necessary:
Mate desktop was not preinstalled but it was possible to get it from the default deposit. Of the programs I tested, Arctic Fox, SMPlayer and Abiword worked ok, but Palemoon and VLC did not start at all.
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# /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a # device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices # that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5). # # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass> # / was on /dev/sdb3 during installation UUID=b3bf6358-4d00-4f4a-80ce-af4ddd83455c / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
There is also a 64-bit version of MintPPC but it may need Altivec as it was originally meant for G4/G5 Macs.