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    Trying to install Kubuntu 8.04 on an iMac G3...

    I'm having issues installing Kubuntu 8.04 on an iMac G3 (Slotloader, PPC). I installed the PowerPC version, loaded it onto a disc, and can boot it up no problems. But once I get to yaboot, everything goes wrong. I press enter to boot 'live'. Once it says, "Loading, please wait..." the Mac shuts down. I try typing live-powerpc, and it shuts down. I type live-nosplash-powerpc; it doesn't shut down, but it takes me to a Terminal, which I don't know how to use. I'm kinda stuck here.

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    Re: Trying to install Kubuntu 8.04 on an iMac G3...

    Does the mac have enough ram for a graphical environment? 256MB or more is specified for 8.04

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    Re: Trying to install Kubuntu 8.04 on an iMac G3...

    Why would you install 8.04? 12.04 should have a few more fixes and updates.

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    Re: Trying to install Kubuntu 8.04 on an iMac G3...

    I use Kubuntu 8.04 on older machines. Sure the packages available are not updated but its back-end stuff is rock solid. A bit of tinkering and you can install anything anyway. KDE 3.5 isn't bad either.

    On newer machines, I install Debian now because ubuntu/canonical has lost the plot. Why release because the schedule demands it? Why not wait until the product is stable?

    I have tried 12.04 on a few machines now and laugh. It is buggy as hell.

    I don't need the latest whiz-bang you-beaut OS. I need an OS that works!

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    Re: Trying to install Kubuntu 8.04 on an iMac G3...

    And I thought 12.04 had become the more stable one by now, being longterm support? There`s been lads of fixes and updates for a few months now. I have lubuntu 12.04 on an old iBook, and I have had few problems if any (loads really but it is powerpc stuff in general). In what way do you notice an advantage in 8.04?

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