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5.2. PPC Specifics for Fedora

This section covers specific information about Fedora and the PPC hardware platform.

5.2.1. Hardware Requirements for PPC

5.2.1.1. Processor and memory
  • Minimum CPU: PowerPC G3 / POWER3.
  • Fedora 9 supports only the "New World" generation of Apple Power Macintosh, shipped from circa 1999 onward. Although "Old World" machines should work, they require a special bootloader which is not included in the Fedora distribution.
  • Fedora 9 supports IBM RS/6000, pSeries, iSeries, and Cell Broadband Engine machines.
  • Fedora 9 also supports the Sony PlayStation 3 and Genesi Pegasos II and Efika.
  • Fedora 9 includes new hardware support for the P.A. Semiconductor 'Electra' machines.
  • Recommended for text-mode: 233 MHz G3 or better, 128MiB RAM.
  • Recommended for graphical: 400 MHz G3 or better, 256MiB RAM.
5.2.1.2. Hard disk space
The complete packages can occupy over 9 GB of disk space. Final size is entirely determined by the installing spin and the packages selected during installation. Additional disk space is required during installation to support the installation environment. This additional disk space corresponds to the size of /Fedora/base/stage2.img (on Installation Disc 1) plus the size of the files in /var/lib/rpm on the installed system.
In practical terms, additional space requirements may range from as little as 90 MiB for a minimal installation to as much as an additional 175 MiB for a larger installation.
Additional space is also required for any user data, and at least 5% free space should be maintained for proper system operation.