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Thread: Lubuntu 12.04 on old Powermac G4

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    Lubuntu 12.04 on old Powermac G4

    Hi, I have a powermac G4 Quicksilver 733GMhz but cannot get the Lubuntu alternate PPC iso to install, it simply spits the cd out. The video card is an Nvidia NV11 ( Geforce2 MX/MX 400). It has over 1.12gb ram installed.

    I have only managed so far to load and run mintppc on this machine which is ok but it certainly is NOT Lubuntu 12.04 which is perfect on my Imac g4

    Any help or advice much apreciated.

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    Re: Desperate for Lubuntu 12.04 on my old Powermac G4 but will not load!

    Try a different method.

    The alt install cd has the option to do a terminal only install (I think its under F4). So maybe do a terminal only install and add lubuntu to it.

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop

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    Re: Desperate for Lubuntu 12.04 on my old Powermac G4 but will not load!

    Thanks ibjsb4.

    How do I do that if the CD does not load? Do you mean via a terminal in mintppc?

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    Re: Desperate for Lubuntu 12.04 on my old Powermac G4 but will not load!

    Sorry, I misread your post. I thought you could start the process, but not finish it.

    I do not know if you will do any better with the mini.iso, but you could try it. Its a 27M download that you need to burn to cd. You can do a terminal only install with it and try the above command to install lubuntu.

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    Re: Lubuntu 12.04 on old Powermac G4

    Some time ago I resurrected a G4 with similar graphics. Maybe you can find some inspiration there.
    About problems due to upgrading
    Bringing old hardware back to life.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts

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    Re: Lubuntu 12.04 on old Powermac G4

    Thanks peoples.

    I have finally got it up and running thanks to the instructions on the following link http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2131644

    I am finally a very happy bunny

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