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jshx87
July 5th, 2009, 10:34 AM
i got an old ibook and i wanna put linux on it.

specs:
PowerPC 750
576mb ram
500hz cpu
osx10.3

how would i istall it?
looking at xbuntu

thanx.

Sef
July 5th, 2009, 12:25 PM
Moved to Apple Users.

caalamus
August 4th, 2009, 04:05 PM
I have a g3 iBook, 500mhz/540MB/10GB...

Dig around in these forums...

http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/releases/

use this for disc images of older versions. Although the newest version will run pretty well.
(burn them using disc utility and install by holding c while you book is starting up)

here is a post running with TONS of info in it:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1114297&highlight=ibook

people here are really helpful :]

rjcalifornia
August 7th, 2009, 04:44 AM
Try Ubuntu, but beware of the screen resolution problem :D

caalamus
August 8th, 2009, 02:51 PM
Word up!

Attack of the Screen reso from HELLLLLLLL!!! Dunt dunt DAAAAAAAA!

The fix I found works perfect... you just have to play with it a little.

I wound up having to press esc instead of enter or return to progress to the next step once I was in the begining stages of xserver configuration.

other than that it's pretty easy...

(http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1114297)

¡Miles gracias Mellflores1!

rjcalifornia
August 8th, 2009, 03:28 PM
Word up!

Attack of the Screen reso from HELLLLLLLL!!! Dunt dunt DAAAAAAAA!

The fix I found works perfect... you just have to play with it a little.

I wound up having to press esc instead of enter or return to progress to the next step once I was in the begining stages of xserver configuration.

other than that it's pretty easy...

(http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1114297)


¡Miles gracias Mellflores1!

:popcorn: He is knew, that's why I threw that in there.....

caalamus
October 19th, 2009, 06:24 AM
I'm new too...

I've been gone a wile.

I've got that screen reso thing down...

Now I'm trying to get Ubuntu studio to make some noise and maybe match a movie.

I found this cool "offline" instal for vlc media player and the restricted extras...

man was I bummed when it didn't work. I think the problem was my PPC architecture.

It so cool that people are willing to go to all this trouble helping out, especially those who code things...

I just keep running into the same problem:

Not detailed enough information!

rjcalifornia
October 19th, 2009, 03:05 PM
not really.... For some weird strange reason, you can't watch avi videos under ubuntu.... You can under Kubuntu. Why? I don't know...

caalamus
October 19th, 2009, 06:37 PM
have you tried using vlc media player???

I would assume it plays them fine... that's what I'm shooting for... installing VLC Media player. I just don't have a readily available hard wired internet connection. >!<

rjcalifornia
October 20th, 2009, 06:24 AM
have you tried using vlc media player???

I would assume it plays them fine... that's what I'm shooting for... installing VLC Media player. I just don't have a readily available hard wired internet connection. >!<


hehe.... nothing works! VLC won't play anything..... seriously...

cooperman411
October 20th, 2009, 08:29 AM
Just bought an original Blueberry Clamshell iBook from Ebay super cheap:

Lightening fast 300 Mhz processor
HUGE 256 MB memory
and a WOPPING 3.2 Gig Hard Drive (maybe 4?)

I went to this site:

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/ports/releases/jaunty/release/

Downloaded the Xubuntu 9.04 ISO for PPC, burned to CD and now I have a brand new 2009 model operating system, office suite, and the latest browser (with flash) on a 10 year old computer! It was effortless really. I was impressed. Kudos Xubuntu!

Now if I could just find a dock that would work on it, I could put the Mac 10.6 wallpaper and at first glance, no one would know.

jml
October 20th, 2009, 06:25 PM
Take a look at the full Xfce windows environment. Here is a link to a screen shot.

http://ostatic.com/files/images/Xfce%20Screenshot%207

It has a dock at the bottom of the screen, and it has a "tool bar" at the top. In my opinion, very OSX-ish. The version of desktop Xubuntu uses does away with the dock for some reason.

Joe