After missing Kubuntu 12.10 due to technical issues, PowerPC installation images are back for Kubuntu 13.04.

Successful installation does require some extra effort. This page is intended to document the additional steps needed to install Kubuntu 13.04 on PowerPC.

This process has succeeded:

  • Launch the cd session with 'live video=radeofb:1280x854-32@60'
  • Remove the slide show in order for ubiquity to run to completion:
    • sudo mv /usr/share/ubiquity-slideshow/slides/index.html /usr/share/ubiquity-slideshow/slides/index.html.bak
  • After the installation finished and kicked out the DVD, it is necessary to cold boot

Installation notes:

The automatic resizing creates an extra, unnecessary newworld partition.

The installer and GUI in general is a bit sluggish. Bug 1066435 (recursive fault) is somewhat intermittent.

The default web browser, Rekonq won't run, it crashes every time. See KDE bug 318836. Firefox works and can be easily installed using the Kubuntu Firefox installer.

Additionally, it has been suggested, but not verified to work that swap be created before install for such systems. Please see advice about adding and activating swap at: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SwapFaq (LP: #1172161).


Kubuntu/PowerPC (last edited 2014-02-26 09:56:40 by valorie-zimmerman)