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    Mirror sites for mini CD installation

    Greatings from Amsterdam,

    As a newbie, I'm stuck. I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 PPC onto an elderly Mac G4 PowerBook. I understand the process, I can even get the very temperamental boot DVD to work, (eventually). Shouting at it while depressing "c" seems to work well.It is when I get to the mirror images. I understand what mirror images are, that is self explanatory. What I don't understand is the requests being asked by the Debian style installer. When I say I don't understand, I really mean, its a total mystery! The terminology, where to find the mirrors, how to enter them into the fields, you name it and its a mystery. I been searching for these answers. I get plenty of what to do with them but no how to do its. I'm just running around in circles and it's really frustrating. Any help would much appreciated. Thanks

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    Re: Mirror sites for mini CD installation

    Hi, welcome to the fora.

    Funny, just yesterday I wrote some advice on G4 installation. If you have the same graphics card you might need the same operation.
    Here's the mirror list.

    Moving your post to the Apple forum.
    About problems due to upgrading
    Bringing old hardware back to life.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts

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    Re: Mirror sites for mini CD installation

    Hi and thanks for getting back to me so quickly. I've actually got Lubuntu on it at the moment. Its very quick but it is also full of bugs that really make you crazy. I thought I would try Ubuntu. I just don't understand what to do with the mirror sites. I've tried what I consider a logical approach to entering the info into the fields. The computer says otherwise. What I'm doing is pure trial and errors and I'm getting it wrong every time.

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    Re: Mirror sites for mini CD installation

    Lubuntu 12.04 is indeed full of bugs. Go for 13.04.

    Which mirror(s) are you typing during the install?

    Have you tried the alternate Lubuntu for Power PC?
    About problems due to upgrading
    Bringing old hardware back to life.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts

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    Re: Mirror sites for mini CD installation

    This is the problem. I don't know what I'm supposed to type in the required fields. I can find the mirrors with not problem, I just don't know what I supposed to do with them. The site I'm using is https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+archivemirrors, Then the Dutch links. As I said, I can find the information, I just don't understand what I have to do with it in relation to the requirements of the installation process. I have never deliberately used a mirror site before so the whole process is a mystery to me. I am using Lubuntu 13.04. The WiFi, sound and battery indicator doesnt work. It real shame that Opera no longer supports PPC. Ive got spoilt using it.
    Last edited by AndyInMokum; June 27th, 2013 at 12:20 PM.

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    Re: Mirror sites for mini CD installation

    About problems due to upgrading
    Bringing old hardware back to life.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts

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    Re: Mirror sites for mini CD installation

    I'm surprised that my solution is the recommended one. >_< Oh well, I hope it works alright for you, AndyInMokum.

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