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Mac Mini PPC Media Center, Day 2

So day two has come and gone on building an HTPC out of the PPC Mac Mini. I burned two different versions of OSX 10.4, one .iso and one .toast. The .iso wouldn't boot, and the .toast burned, but gave errors and wouldn't pass verification before install. I installed anyway, and became stuck in an endless loop that would not allow me to remove the DVD from the drive. So I researched how to burn a .toast without a Mac, and came up with this posting which said to use InfraRecorder and make sure session-at-once was used. Once I had a good version, I removed the four screws on the top of the DVD drive (with the machine turned off, of course) and manually replaced the bad DVD with the good one. The good DVD install passed verification with flying colors, and about 30 minutes later I had a fully functioning OSX system.
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Mac Mini PPC Media Center, Day 1

I've had a Mac Mini sitting in my garage for a good two years now. It works, to my knowledge, aside from a bad hard drive and no power supply. Last week sometime I ordered a power supply for about $20 on eBay, $10 under the standard price point ;-). So yesterday was Day 1 of the attempt to turn it into a Media Center or HTPC. Obviously this being a PPC G4 Mini, it won't run anything more than 720p from what I've read. But that doesn't matter, because it's going in the bedroom and the best I can stream over 802.11G is 720p MKV's. Linux Mint is my ideal OS for home stuff these days, but unfortunately they don't have a PowerPC Version. Ubuntu and Debian do, so I'm going with Ubuntu. I can always download and install the codecs and whatnot later. The machine only has 512MB PC3200, but my wife's machine has a spare 1GB stick of PC3200, so that's the first thing I swap out.
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