Okay, here goes:
Titanium PPC G4 Powerbook Laptop from 2003. Bought the machine the day before Johnny Cash died, and it's starting to really show that age. It was running 10.2.8 before I tried installing Ubuntu 7.10 for PPC.
First of all, the live CDs would never work. I always got the stock error white screen but recently tried the live video=ofonly option that the new gutsy live CD's have. Still didn't work. So I used the alternate install CD.
Everything in the alternate install worked okay, I had it format and use the whole disk.
On the first startup (and all since) it starts to boot up okay, then moves on to the Ubuntu splash screen. I have some sort of video issue here--apparently there is no proper driver for the video card and it's giving me whatever color the video card can handle.
Anyway, it shows the Ubuntu splash screen for several seconds. There is no animation in the loading bar like on a regular computer.
Then it stops and gives me this:
BusyBox v1.1.3 (Debian 1:1.1.3-5ubuntu7) Built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.
and then I can enter commands. But being the beginner I am, I have no idea where to go from here. Anyone got any ideas? Even installing another Distro would work for me if my Ubuntu Powerbook is not going to work out.