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Kicksecure (clearnet link) can be installed on POWER. These instructions were tested with Kicksecure 16.

First, install Debian Bullseye ppc64el. When installing Debian, do not create a separate root password, name the user user, and for desktop environment either pick XFCE or do not install one. Launch a shell.

Import the Whonix/Kicksecure signing key (source) (clearnet):

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends curl gpg gpg-agent
curl --tlsv1.3 --proto =https --max-time 180 --output ~/patrick.asc
sudo cp ~/patrick.asc /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/derivative.asc

Initialize the console group (source) (clearnet):

sudo addgroup --system console
sudo adduser user console

Add the Whonix/Kicksecure package repository (source) (clearnet):

sudo apt-get install apt-transport-tor
echo "deb tor+http://deb.dds6qkxpwdeubwucdiaord2xgbbeyds25rbsgr73tbfpqpt4a6vjwsyd.onion bullseye main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/derivative.list
sudo apt-get update

Note: As of 2021 September 10, there are bugs in the security-misc package in the Kicksecure bullseye suite, which break ppc64el support. These bugs were fixed by security-misc version 3:22.7-1. Until the fixes make their way to the bullseye suite, you can get the fixes early by substituting bullseye-developers for bullseye in the derivative.list line above.

Then, run one of the following, depending on whether you want Kicksecure to use XFCE or CLI-only, and whether you are installing Kicksecure in a VM or on the host:

sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends kicksecure-xfce-host
sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends kicksecure-xfce-vm
sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends kicksecure-cli-host
sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends kicksecure-cli-vm

If you get a package conflict error that mentions console-common, run the following and then try again:

sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends console-common

If you get prompted with questions during package installation, you can choose the defaults.

The Kicksecure packages will install their own sources.list data in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list, which means you should clear the sources.list that Debian came with (in order to avoid warnings from apt-get about duplicated repos):

sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo touch /etc/apt/sources.list

Reboot the machine; Kicksecure installation is complete.