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openSUSE 11.1 Beta 5.1 for PowerPC Released

November 14th, 2008 by

The Beta5 DVD and NET ISO images for PowerPC have just been replaced by Beta5.1 ISO images.  The only change is the way the ISOs are created – now they are bootable media.

There is a Delta-ISO from Beta5 DVD to Beta5.1 available in case you have Beta5 downloaded.

The media are available at the same place Beta5 is available: http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.1-Beta5

Additionally new initrd and linuxrc for PowerPC have been uploaded in the PPC-HotFix directory.

These files are for Pegasos and Efika PowerPC systems if you want to do a network installation.  Use these files and boot with the insecure=1 kernel parameter.

If you have further questions, please ask on the openSUSE PPC mailinglist,


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6 Responses to “openSUSE 11.1 Beta 5.1 for PowerPC Released”

  1. Al Katib


    The beta5.1 net-install ISO isn’t bootable (C key / Opt-Cmd-Shift-Delete keys).
    The test was on iBook G4.
    I checked the md5 and I burned the ISO with K3B/OpenSuSE-beta5(amd64).

    I’ve OpenSuSE 11.1 beta5 on two PC (amd64 and i386), work fine ! Nice job.

    Al Katib

  2. Andreas Jaeger

    Al Katib, could you open a bug at bugzilla.novell.com fro the non-booting beta5.1 net-install ISO, please?

    Thanks for testing!

  3. Stephen Whyte


    I have had problems with drivers for my wireless card, its Realtek and I have read in some of the notes I could get it to work in version 10 but there are issues in 11, is it worth trying this beta version to see if I can get it to work.
    Other than this works great and compiz works great.

    Best regards

  4. Blind

    is the opensuse beta support 9800 nvidia gx2? because the 11.0 doesn’t take the 9800! Thanks

  5. MartinMohring

    I hope very much that you get a working solution for virtualization in the OBS soon, so we “normal” users can use also the PowerPC targets. How far have the KVM people come yet? Or is there a working XEN somewhere in the range of possibilities?

  6. John Connett

    Experienced a variety of intermittent problems when attempting to install onto a Sony PS3. These went away when I switched the graphic from 1080 to 720. Possible memory exhaustion issues?

    Hope this will be of use to other PS3 users.