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At work we have an old iseries server and we want to install Linux on it.

On the IBM website they says that Redhat Enterprise and SUSE Enterprise Server are supported, however, both of these cost money.

Is there a way to install a version of linux on an iSeries for free?

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If Linux isn't a requirement then there is several BSD distributions you can consider, FreeBSD being the most popular one. –  pauska Sep 22 '11 at 9:50
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What model machine do you have? OpenSuse is free and runs on a handful of pSereis/iSeries machines.

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I can't find anywhere that is says iSeries is supported –  jax Sep 22 '11 at 9:55
    
Recent iSereis machines are simply pSeries machines running i/OS. The core hardware is the same. –  HampusLi Sep 22 '11 at 11:17
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Debian might also work, I think the PowerPC version might be OK.

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I think powerPc is for MAC –  jax Sep 22 '11 at 9:25
    
Are you sure? The Debian 6.0 Squeeze PPC version is for "Motorola/IBM PowerPC (powerpc)" –  Janne Pikkarainen Sep 22 '11 at 9:35
    
PowerPC is PowerPC, no matter if it's a Mac or a IBM. –  pauska Sep 22 '11 at 9:48
    
I'm not sure I will give Debain a look –  jax Sep 22 '11 at 9:57
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You can check distrowatch:

http://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=ppc .

I did found isos for Fedora 12, Crux and Gentoo

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