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5.2. PPC Specifics for Fedora

This section covers any specific information you may need to know about Fedora Core and the PPC hardware platform.

5.2.1. PPC Hardware Requirements

5.2.1.1. Processor and Memory
  • Minimum CPU: PowerPC G3 / POWER3
  • Fedora Core 6 supports only the "New World" generation of Apple Power Macintosh, shipped from circa 1999 onward.
  • Fedora Core 6 also supports IBM pSeries, IBM iSeries, IBM RS/6000, Genesi Pegasos II, and IBM Cell Broadband Engine 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 Requirements
The disk space requirements listed below represent the disk space taken up by Fedora Core 6 after installation is complete. However, 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 an installation that includes nearly all the packages. The complete installed packages can occupy over 9 GB of disk space.
Additional space is also required for any user data, and at least 5% free space should be maintained for proper system operation.