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waloshin
February 22nd, 2009, 11:36 PM
I was wondering would Ubuntu 6.10 run smoothly enough to surf, on an Ibook g3, 500mhz 640mb of ram?

Do you know the biggest harddrive i get get for this ibook? Is it possible to install a 320gb laptop pata drive, would it be recognized?

Thanks!

mkvnmtr
February 23rd, 2009, 12:49 AM
No reason not to install 8.04 you have enough ram. Your processor will work a bit with either one and 8.04 is supported with updates and such. With my Ibook I have to watch the heat and quite often use an external fan. That is true in my Mac osx also.

waloshin
February 24th, 2009, 09:05 AM
Bump

ghostz
February 25th, 2009, 08:40 AM
i think u should be able to install any size driver in but i think there might be a power issue

rjcalifornia
February 26th, 2009, 05:03 AM
Hi! First of all, don't bump your own threats, follow the guidelines :D

Second, the maximum amount of hard drive that Ibook G3 can have is 80GB. You can try do, but replacing an ibook hard drive is a long process.

With Ubuntu you should be able to do all that stuff. I have kubuntu with the same hardware configuration and I'm able to do a lot of things. I think Ubuntu is not that heavy, so you should be good to go :D

jdp
March 21st, 2009, 06:07 PM
Where did you get the idea that an iBook only supports up to 80Gb drives?

rjcalifornia
March 22nd, 2009, 07:14 PM
ehh..... ebay?

caalamus
August 4th, 2009, 04:34 PM
questions about Mac hardware?

http://www.apple.com/support/ibook/

also refer to: Http://www.EveryMac.com

or

http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Device/iBook_G3_12%22

...probably not eBay (?)


:]

llamabr
August 5th, 2009, 02:50 PM
My g3 has a huge crack on the face, and the touch mouse thingy is broken forever, and those little rubber feet underneath keep falling off, after I changed my disk.

I don't necessarily recommend it.

llamabr
August 5th, 2009, 02:51 PM
Regarding 6.10, there's no reason to use such an old release. On mine, I run debian lenny, with no problems.

rjcalifornia
August 7th, 2009, 04:32 AM
Use Kubuntu 7.10

It's better, lightweight and XMMS has the nice interface that looks like Winamp.... Unlike others... (Ubuntu 8.04)

kerry_s
August 7th, 2009, 04:49 AM
Use Kubuntu 7.10

It's better, lightweight and XMMS has the nice interface that looks like Winamp.... Unlike others... (Ubuntu 8.04)

:lolflag: 7.10 is no longer supported either.

+1 debian, but go with testing(squeeze)
http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/daily-builds/daily/arch-latest/powerpc/iso-cd/

rjcalifornia
August 7th, 2009, 04:03 PM
:lolflag: 7.10 is no longer supported either.

+1 debian, but go with testing(squeeze)
http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/daily-builds/daily/arch-latest/powerpc/iso-cd/

True, but it works just fine, no problems here....

caalamus
August 8th, 2009, 02:44 PM
500Mhz 12" g3 iBook/540MB RAM/10GB HDD/ FW 400/ Original Airport

Jaunty 9.04

(Just the littlest bit slow, no complaints here)

Those rubber feet do suck!


Hahaha!

:]