Text-Based Linux on PPC (iBook Clamshell)
Hello everyone. Long story short, I am being given an old iBook G3 clamshell. I've ALWAYS wanted one because I like the case design. Judge me as you will but free is free and I could use it for a learning experiment.
This thing runs at a blazing fast speed of.... 300 MHz. PERFECT actually because I would like to have a text only linux machine. Pretty much, just have it jump into the terminal only. Little social experiment if you will :) It doesn't need to have wireless support because I don't think this iBook will work on my wireless anyway, but hopefully it should support the ethernet interface.
I'm not entirely new to linux but mostly have stuck to full distros. However, I have never found out where, for any architechture, to get an install for a text based linux. Can anyone help me out? I'm also interested in one for my parts computer that is an i386 atchitechture. Am I better off just installing MintPPC or something and dropping into terminal each time..? Does anyone recommend any other PPC installs for something this low of specification?
The specifications, by the way, SHOULD be comparable to this description found on a random website:
Thanks in advance! :D
The iBook G3/300 (Original/Clamshell), codenamed P1, features a 300 MHz PowerPC 750 (G3) processor, 32MB of RAM, a 3.2GB hard drive, and 2X AGP ATI Rage Mobility graphics with 4 MB of VRAM packed into a sleek handle-equipped "blueberry" case with a 12.1" TFT active matrix display (800x600 native resolution).