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    Installing to a Mac iBook

    I have an iBook (4th gen maybe?) and I am trying to install ubuntu to it. The probelm is that the OS has been deleted from it. Is there a way that I can boot from ubuntu and install it without a mac OS?

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    Re: Installing to a Mac iBook

    Quote Originally Posted by Gerbil20 View Post
    I have an iBook (4th gen maybe?) and I am trying to install ubuntu to it. The probelm is that the OS has been deleted from it. Is there a way that I can boot from ubuntu and install it without a mac OS?
    If it has no OS (i.e. empty hard drive), you are free to install ubuntu without worrying about any dual-boot scenario.

    Check the release notes of the version you are installing ... try the liveCD ... and when ready, install.
    "The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it" .... A. Glasow

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    Re: Installing to a Mac iBook

    What would the release notes have to do with booting from the disc?

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    Re: Installing to a Mac iBook

    Also, I've tried booting my G4 iBook from an ubuntu disc (9.04) and it won't recognize it.

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    Re: Installing to a Mac iBook

    Would I want to use a power pc version instead?

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    Re: Installing to a Mac iBook

    Quote Originally Posted by Gerbil20 View Post
    Would I want to use a power pc version instead?
    Hi and this frequently asked questions helped me when installing on the ibook. Good luck

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    Re: Installing to a Mac iBook

    Quote Originally Posted by overdrank View Post
    Hi and this frequently asked questions helped me when installing on the ibook. Good luck
    Thank you! That's what I was asking about. I looked at that exact page and wondered if my ibook was a ppc. Now i know it is. Thanks!

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    Re: Installing to a Mac iBook

    Quote Originally Posted by Gerbil20 View Post
    Thank you! That's what I was asking about. I looked at that exact page and wondered if my ibook was a ppc. Now i know it is. Thanks!
    Everything up to and including the G4 line is PPC.

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