This section is for old G4/G5 MAC Power PC (PPC chip) that you may find at a garage sale from 2005 on. You
can not get a MAC OS for this anymore. Even if you did, it would not work with all the new devices out there.
First go get the install guide .
From this same site you can
download the latest Yellow Dog 6.2 from July 2009. It is an .iso file
of approximately 4 Gig. Burn it on a DVD and put it in your Powerbook (Power PC). I picked the one from
Universitaet Wien Austria at the very bottom 6.2. Note, if you just
boot and hold down the c as it boots it will boot off the CD. It wants to go into graphical
mode, but that will cause a huge problem. That is it will go into permanent vert hold bars.
What you need to do, is at the boot prompt type
You will be prompted the standard Linux way. That is using the space bar to select, that is asterisk an entry and the arrow and tab keys to move around. You mights as well pick the option to remove all previous data from the MAC , after you have backed it up to a DVD . Everything will come up fine with a little bit of tweaking.