I'm running a Mac Mini G4 (1.25GHz) with 1GB RAM. I wanted to give Ubuntu another shot after being disappointed with previous versions. For once, the Desktop version (aka LiveCD) worked and I could explore Ubuntu Hardy Heron (8.04). I decided that I would install it to an external drive that is running on firewire. To make things simpler, I just wiped the disk and dedicated the entire disk to Ubuntu. Everything went well until it came to install the bootloader. It failed here and the syslog told me nothing. Thinking it could have been something to do with the Desktop cd, I downloaded the Alternate Install CD and tried to install it, but the same thing happened. Is there anyway to boot manually from the OpenFirmware and fix the yaboot partition? Is there a way to install yaboot manually from a rescue livecd?
Thanks so much for any help!