View Full Version : [xubuntu] Trying to install Xununtu 9.04 on my Mac Quicksilver....

May 14th, 2009, 11:02 PM
Please help!--

I'm trying to install Xubuntu 9.04 on my 2001 Quicksilver Mac, 867 Mhz, 1.125 GB RAM, other stuff (as reported by "About This Mac"):

Hardware Overview:

Machine Name: Power Mac G4
Machine Model: PowerMac3,5
CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (2.1)
Number Of CPUs: 1
CPU Speed: 867 MHz
L2 Cache (per CPU): 256 KB
L3 Cache (per CPU): 2 MB
Memory: 1.12 GB
Bus Speed: 133 MHz
Boot ROM Version: 4.2.5f1



Chipset Model: GeForce2 MX
Type: Display
Bus: AGP
Slot: SLOT-1
VRAM (Total): 32 MB
Vendor: nVIDIA (0x10de)
Device ID: 0x0110
Revision ID: 0x00b2
ROM Revision: 1057.019
Apple Studio Display:
Display Type: LCD
Resolution: 1280 x 1024
Depth: 32-bit Color
Core Image: Not Supported
Main Display: Yes
Mirror: Off
Online: Yes
Quartz Extreme: Supported


Not sure if you need anything else...

But with that said, I don't know what to do to get it (or any other!) variation/flavor of Linux to work.... nothing seems to work! I've even tried OpenSuse 11.1, and a few others. At best I'll get a brief "Installing" message, but then everything seems to stop.

I'm trying to stay with Xubuntu (9.04), since I'll be using that on my Pentium 2 laptop (no install problems there).

Thank you for your help!

July 12th, 2009, 08:39 PM
Your post is kind of old so don't know if this will be of any help. But I have a Quicksilver that looks very similar to yours. I just started trying to install Ubuntu on it.

I was using the standard 9.04 PowerPC download and I couldn't get past the "Loading, please wait...". Just hung there.

I tried the "alternate" download and it gets farther into the install but hangs detecting network hardware.

I am trying to resolve that issue now.