Confusion with new platforms and packages

David Woodhouse dwmw2 at
Thu May 27 07:32:39 UTC 2004

On Wed, 2004-05-26 at 22:08 +0100, Luciano Miguel Ferreira Rocha wrote:
> Could you inform me of the status of Fedora Core on an iBook?

It's working very nicely on my G4 PowerBook.

> If it works properly, 

Yes, mostly. The tracking bug for all things mac/ppc related is

> how easy it easy to setup up, 

The installer doesn't know how to make a hard disk bootable by the Mac
yet. We're working on it. Don't let it autopartition -- make sure you
make a bootstrap partition of 800K (or 1M if the installer doesn't let
you specify 800K). Then when it's finished installing but before you let
it reboot, follow the instructions at to install yaboot.

Join #fedora-ppc on freenode and someone will talk you through it.

> and if binary packages are available.

Yes. has a known good working
tree from which you can run up2date. I think
doesn't have a mac boot.iso right now for some reason.

Once the installer is finished it'd be nice to make a real FC2 release
for Mac.


More information about the fedora-devel-list mailing list