A 32-bit PowerPC emulator with generic (cycle-accurate) and JIT compilation. We specifically do not want JIT because it will not allow us to see exactly what is going on.


Download from

git clone
./configure --enable-cpu=generic
make -j16

Create a blank disk image:

Create a disk image with:

dd if=/dev/zero of=ppcdisk3g.img bs=516096 seek=6241 count=0

Config file for booting Mandrake 9.1 PPC

These lines are what need modifying.

## PearPC Configuration File

pci_ide0_master_installed = 1
pci_ide0_master_image = "ppcdisk3g.img"

pci_ide0_slave_installed = 1
pci_ide0_slave_image = "MandrakeLinux-9.1-CD1.ppc.iso"
pci_ide0_slave_type = "cdrom"

Mandrake PPC ISOs

Available here