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Offline xeno74

PPC Linux: Ubuntu 15.04 testing
« on: February 08, 2015, 05:24:49 PM »
Hi All,

We're testing the development version of Ubuntu 15.04 on our AMIGA PowerPC computers. Here are some screenshots:

Lubuntu 15.04 PowerPC (AMIGA one X1000):



ubuntu MATE 15.04 PowerPC (AMIGA one X1000):



Lubuntu 15.04 PowerPC with MATE desktop (Sam460ex):



Threads:

http://forum.hyperion-entertainment.biz/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=2847

http://forum.hyperion-entertainment.biz/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=2840

Spectre660 released a PowerPC netinstall ISO for (L)ubuntu 15.04 for all Sam PowerPC computers: Sam_Lubuntu_15.04_Netinstall-1.ISO

Nexus has created a 15.04 initrd.gz file for the AMIGA one X1000 recently.

Download: initrd-15.04-modified.gz

(I suggest to download the install initial RAM disk with a right click on the link and then with the menu point "Save target as" or something like this.)

Copy it to your CF card and boot it with the following commands:

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CFE> ramdisk -z -addr=0x24000000 -fatfs cf0:initrd-15.04-modified.gz
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CFE> boot -elf -noints -fatfs cf0:vmlinux-3.19


Mac-on-Linux/"PR" KVM works without any problems on ubuntu MATE 15.04 with kernel 3.19 RC7.

I installed it with the following Debian package today: mol-kvm_0.9.73.0-ubuntu_powerpc.deb

Screenshots:





Please test Ubuntu 15.04 on your PowerPC computer.

Thanks in advance.

Cheers,

Christian

Offline Spectre660

Re: PPC Linux: Ubuntu 15.04 testing
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2015, 11:46:50 AM »
Radeon HD HDMI audio now working on Sam460ex with latest kernel .
http://www.xenosoft.de/Sam460ex-3.16.7-ckt6.tar.gz
 

Offline Spectre660

Re: PPC Linux: Ubuntu 15.04 testing
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2015, 11:46:02 AM »
Kernel 3.19 now working on Sam460ex.
 

Offline xeno74

Re: PPC Linux: Ubuntu 15.04 testing
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2015, 12:21:23 PM »
Hi All,

I tested QEMU 2.2 on ubuntu MATE 15.04 with the kernel 4.00 alpha 4 today. I booted my first Linux distribution that I ever bought. It's S.u.S.E Linux 5.0 from 1997. That's really impressed to work with my first Linux distribution and with the modern ubuntu MATE 15.04 PowerPC together at the same time.



It's nice to see the old S.u.S.E FVWM 2 and the old Netscape browsers.

Have a nice weekend!

Christian

Offline xeno74

Re: PPC Linux: Ubuntu 15.04 testing
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2015, 07:10:59 PM »
Hi All,

Today I tested QEMU 2.2 with ubuntu MATE 15.04 again. I booted Windows NT 4.0 with QEMU. In addition I tested the kernel 4.00 RC1 with ubuntu MATE 15.04 today. It boots and works without any problems.



PLEASE test the development version 15.04.

Cheers,

Christian

Offline xeno74

Re: PPC Linux: Ubuntu 15.04 testing
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2015, 09:21:12 AM »
FYI: Power Mac builds of ubuntu MATE 15.04 should start appearing here http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-mate/daily-live/current/ tonight!

Offline xeno74

Re: PPC Linux: Ubuntu 15.04 testing
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2015, 11:33:53 AM »
Hi All,

I have some good news for the Power Mac users. Lubuntu 15.04 PowerPC daily build ISO was released yesterday.

Link: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/daily-live/current/

Download: vivid-desktop-powerpc.iso

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE test this ISO.

Thanks in advance.

Cheers,

Christian

Offline xeno74

Re: PPC Linux: Ubuntu 15.04 testing
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2015, 05:04:10 AM »


FYI: ubuntu MATE 15.04 PowerPC daily build ISO for Power Macs was released yesterday.

Link: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-mate/daily-live/current/

Download: vivid-desktop-powerpc.iso

For the AMIGA one X1000 users: initrd-15.04-modified.gz

For the Sam440ep and Sam460ex users: Sam_Lubuntu_15.04_Netinstall-1.ISO

PLEASE test ubuntu MATE 15.04.

Offline xeno74

Re: PPC Linux: Ubuntu 15.04 testing
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2015, 09:04:26 PM »
Ubuntu MATE is now an official member of the Ubuntu family: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/02/ubuntu-15-04-beta-downloads-now-live-ubuntu-mate-made-an-official-flavor

Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Beta 1 successfully installed on iBook G4: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/108331279007926658904



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Being welcomed into the official flavor fold now provides the Ubuntu MATE team access to Canonical’s huge infrastructure for automated building, testing and distributing, including the creation of live daily images and PowerPC spins.

Offline xeno74

Re: PPC Linux: Ubuntu 15.04 testing
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2015, 05:20:50 AM »
Hi All,

ubuntu MATE 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) beta 1 PowerPC was released.

Beta link - http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-mate/releases/vivid/beta-1/

Notes - https://ubuntu-mate.org/blog/ubuntu-mate-vivid-beta1/

Only for Power Macs: Same rules apply as to 14.10 etc, if you have a radeon card then you need to force pci mode to stop freezing.

Tracker - http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/milestones/334/builds/89692/testcases

Quote Martin Wimpress owner of ubuntu MATE PowerPC:

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I've been talking to the Ubuntu developers about including "out of the box" support for Amiga PowerPC, such as X1000. They are up for it, but I'll need your help :)
@Pat: Could you help Martin because of the "out of the box" support for Amiga PowerPC, please? Link: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/108331279007926658904

Rgds,

Christian

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Re: PPC Linux: Ubuntu 15.04 testing
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2015, 06:35:02 AM »
Sorry I thought this was a discussion. Didn't realize it was a news thread.
 

Offline xeno74

Re: PPC Linux: Ubuntu 15.04 testing
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2015, 10:29:28 PM »
I tested the new ubuntu MATE 15.04 beta 1 PowerPC live DVD with QEMU/"PR" KVM on my AMIGA one X1000 today. It boots and works without any problems. Additionally I updated my ubuntu MATE 15.04 PowerPC to beta 1 on my AMIGA one X1000.


Offline xeno74

Re: PPC Linux: Ubuntu 15.04 testing
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2015, 12:27:47 PM »
Yeah, our best WebKit browser for PowerPC QupZilla is very fast and works very well on ubuntu MATE 15.04 PowerPC! It's faster than Firefox.



PLEASE test ubuntu MATE 15.04 PowerPC! Link: http://ubuntuforums.org

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Re: PPC Linux: Ubuntu 15.04 testing
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2015, 11:01:23 AM »
sorry for the hijack, but what is the most modern distro I can run on a classic ppc system? (see sig)
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