Someone gave me an 12" iBook G4 that wouldn't boot, no OS disks but otherwise ok.
This is my first Apple/ Mac product so I'm kind of learning as I go, I'm a casual Ubuntu user, so I'm still learning on that front also.
So, I wasn't able to fix the boot problem on the Mac OS so i downloaded Ubuntu 10.10 for PPC, installed it, messed up something, reinstalled it and it's now working, although with a few well known bugs. (no flash support, battery monitor (?) or sleep mode)
My 1st question is; how can I find out just what hardware my G4 has? There's no model number on the case that I can find. Is there a utility or app I can run to see what hardware it's equipped with, ie processor speed, cd/dvd burner, RAM etc.
Q #2; assuming it has a cd burner, can U 10.10 burn CDs bootable on a iBook from a .dmg file? I would like to be able to dual boot Ubuntu and the original Mac OS if possible.
I am still running Ubuntu 8.04/ Win XP on my desktop, it does have a CD/DVD burner, but would the different hardware keep it from burning a Mac bootable disk?
Thanks in advance for any help and tips!