Operating System Compatibility List
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Not everything is bug-free, so you might want to the check also Fixes in Progress about the state of their upstreaming.
|Adélie||1.0-beta1||ppc64||awilfox||Needs the easy-kernel-power8 package instead of easy-kernel. KDE 5 is stable. Firefox occasionally crashes when context-clicking.|
|Debian||10 (2018-05-28 weekly DVD ISO)||ppc64le||JeremyRand||Seems to work fine. KDE crashes occasionally, but that might be unrelated to running it on POWER9. Works fine as a KVM host via virt-manager (tested with Debian 10 as the guest). Be warned that the installer will enable the contrib repos (without your knowledge or consent), which is bad from a software freedom standpoint.|
|10||ppc64||awilfox||Only tested in KVM-PV. Using Adélie easy-kernel as kernel, Debian Buster userland.|
|9.5.0||ppc64le (inside KVM; machine type = pseries)||JeremyRand||Seems to work fine with KDE. Default version of Linux works fine. Be warned that the installer will enable the contrib repos (without your knowledge or consent), which is bad from a software freedom standpoint.|
|9||ppc64le||nashimus||Requires 4.16 or newer kernel. Installed Debian testing net install, set apt sources to Debian stable and downgraded, keeping 4.16 kernel. Most VMs failed to boot before updating qemu to 2.12.0.|
|Fedora||28||ppc64le||Sharkcz||only bare metal verified for now, you might want to enable SharkCZ's COPR repo for not-yet-upstreamed updates|
|28||ppc64le||nashimus||May need to manually specify inst.stage2, during install. Workaround Bug|
|28||ppc64||Sharkcz||discontinued in Fedora 29|
|Gentoo||n/a||ppc64le||luke-jr||Once installed, works fine.|
|17.0||ppc64||MarcusC||XFCE4 and virt-manager verified|
Ports in progress
Rapid progress is being made on these ports by members of the community.
- GuixSD (Isengaara)