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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.
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 https://www.whonix.org/patrick.asc sudo cp ~/patrick.asc /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/derivative.asc
sudo addgroup --system console sudo adduser user console
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
3:22.7-1. Until the fixes make their way to the
bullseye suite, you can get the fixes early by substituting
bullseye in the
derivative.list line above.
Upgrade Linux to 5.14 or higher; a bug was fixed between Linux 5.10 and Linux 5.14 that broke ppc64le support in Kicksecure. As of 2021 September 10, this means using the Debian Experimental suite (source clearnet):
echo "deb tor+http://2s4yqjx5ul6okpp3f2gaunr2syex5jgbfpfvhxxbbjwnrsvbk5v3qbid.onion/debian experimental main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/experimental.list sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get -t experimental install linux-image-powerpc64le
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.