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  1. Long-term support releases

Since 7.04 Ubuntu, PowerPC downloads of Ubuntu are not available on all Ubuntu mirrors. Below you'll find links to the ISOs on the main Ubuntu server, as well as, help on finding mirrors.

Macpup 525 is the latest and is based on Puppy Linux 5.2.5,'Lucid Puppy', An official woof build of puppy Linux that is binary-compatible with Ubuntu Lucid Lynx packages. This contains all the apps from Lucid puppy with the addition of Firefox 4.0.1. Extra apps like Opera or Gimp are available for easy download from the Quickpet App on the ibar or the Puppy Package Manager. It is certainly possible, and there are actually quite elegant solutions for the NewWorld Macs, to dual boot your Debian PowerMac system with Mac OS and/or Mac OS X. If you are planning on doing a new installation of Mac OS X, though, do it before installing Debian. The Mac OS X installer is very unkind to existing systems when it installs.

Please review the PowerPC FAQ and the PowerPC Known Issues pages before installing. All the information you need for a successful install should be in those pages, so make sure you check them out first before wasting your time and effort on needless internet searches. Please do tell somebody on the Apple forum if you think the instructions are unclear or are missing something, but it would be great if you could make the improvement yourself!

You may also wish to read the general release notes.

14.04 Trusty Tahr

Lubuntu (LTS, 3 years)

Desktop live install CD, alternate install CD

  • http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/trusty/release/

Server (LTS, 5 years)

  • http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/trusty/release/

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Netboot/mini

  • http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/netboot/trusty/

12.04 Precise Pangolin

Ubuntu (LTS, 5 years)

Desktop live install CD, server install CD, alternate install CD, and preinstalled desktop image for various platforms

  • http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/precise/release/

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Kubuntu (LTS, 5 years)

Desktop live install CD, alternate install CD

  • http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/precise/release/

Lubuntu

Desktop live install CD, alternate install CD

  • http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/precise/release/

Xubuntu (LTS, 3 years)

Install via the mini/alternate CDs following the instructions in the PowerPC FAQ.

Netboot/mini

  • http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/netboot/precise/

Netboot/mini

  • http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/netboot/lucid/

Lubuntu

Desktop live install CD, alternate install CD

  • http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/

Kubuntu

Desktop live install CD

  • http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/

Server

  • http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/

Netboot/mini

  • http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/netboot/

The following iso's are available for testing. In order for an iso to be released it must complete a series of test cases - volunteers are needed for this! Please also report bugs so that they get fixed prior to release.

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Ubuntu MATE

  • Live CD - http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-mate/daily-live/current/

Lubuntu

  • Live CD - http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/daily-live/current/

  • Alternate CD - http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/daily/current/

Ubuntu-Server

  • http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-server/daily/current/

Netboot/Mini

  • http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/netboot/

  • http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/releases/

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More specifically

  • http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/releases/ports/releases/

This is not an complete list (please add to it). Using the list of official CD mirrors and a bit of ingenuity traversing the mirror directory structures (for example, click on the Parent Directory/ or ../ link) you can probably find more mirrors that contain PowerPC releases. Most PowerPC ISOs are in a ports directory, but for others (e.g. 12.04) you can find them in the releases directory. Daily development builds can be found with other architectures in the daily/ (Alternate CD) or daily-live/ (Desktop CD) directories.

Academic Computer Club, Umeå University, Sweden

  • http://ftp.acc.umu.se/mirror/cdimage.ubuntu.com/

Silicon Hill, Czech Republic

  • http://ftp.sh.cvut.cz/MIRRORS/ubuntu-cdimage/

University of Waterloo Computer Science Club, Canada

  • http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/ubuntu-ports-releases/

LeaseWeb, United States

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  • http://mirror.us.leaseweb.net/ubuntu-cdimage/

Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

  • http://ubuntu.mirror.tudos.de/ubuntu-dvd/ports/releases/

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Internode, Australia

  • http://mirror.internode.on.net/pub/

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PowerPCDownloads (last edited 2015-09-12 06:48:05 by adamsmith)