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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 11480 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > Is it possible to install a PPC Linux like Ubuntu on this machine

    AFAIK the only Linux distributions that should have out of the box Pegasos II support in their most recent versions are Debian*, Gentoo and Crux.

    Debian:
    http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/6.0.2.1/powerpc/iso-dvd/ (Squeeze)
    http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/weekly-builds/powerpc/iso-dvd/ (Testing/Wheezy)

    Gentoo:
    http://mirrors.kernel.org/gentoo/releases/ppc/current-iso/

    Crux:
    http://ftp.cruxppc.org/cruxppc/2.7/
    http://cruxppc.org/~acrux/27a.iso (update)

    * It might be that the Pegasos II is not supported by Debian Squeeze:
    http://www.debian.org/releases/squeeze/powerpc/ch02s01.html.en (see 2.1.2.4)
    On the other hand, Debian Lenny has the same note while it supports the Pegasos II AFAIK:
    http://www.debian.org/releases/lenny/powerpc/ch02s01.html.en

    > and then have a boot selector that allows me to boot either
    > MorphOS, OS4 or Ubuntu?

    The Pegasos II SmartFirmware comes with a built-in "boot selector". You just have to write a Forth script to make proper use of it. For this there's the BootCreator tool to help you create such script.
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