Ubuntu PPC with Virtual PC

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  1. satans_banjo macrumors regular

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    This is a tricky one - I've got a Ubuntu disk image for the PPC architecture, and I would like to access it from within Virtual PC. How would I be able to switch PPC from the virtual x86 architecture to the native PPC architecture so I can install Ubuntu on Virtual PC?
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    VirtualPC doesn't have that ability. It's whole purpose in life is to emulate the x86 environment. You could use Mac on Mac, or Mac on Linux, but I don't think they support Tiger.
     
  3. satans_banjo thread starter macrumors regular

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    so there's no tiger-compatible solution?

    well, any developers out there - here's a niche
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    How possible is running Linux as the base OS and then running OS X as a task? I'm not 100% sure about whether or not Mac-On-Linux supports Tiger or not.
     
  5. satans_banjo thread starter macrumors regular

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    maybe it will support tiger, but it's most likely untested and i'd prefer to be able to run linux from within OS X if possible
     

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