Recently been given a ibook G4 (i believe its the 800mhz one) with a faulty hard drive and battery..
got free battery from apple and a 120GB WD HDD
repaired machine and downloaded/ burned the latest live cd..
boot from cd fine although have to use the
live-nosplash-powerpc modprobe ide-core video=radeonfb:1024x768-24@60
command at boot prompt..
goes though install set up (all 7 steps) fine, a little slow..
when the window goes and i get the "installing system" progress bar but when it gets to 15 %the whole system freezes.. it says "detecting file system"
after that i have to restart my machine and try again.. to no avail.
tried searching google for the answer but haven't found much..