View Full Version : [ubuntu] G5 won't boot from LiveCD

July 6th, 2009, 07:50 PM
I downloaded the PPC livecd from
and verified the download with MD5, burned at 1x, but it will not boot from my G5 when I hold the C key nor will it show up in the dialog to select a startup disk within OS X. What now?

July 6th, 2009, 08:37 PM
Is it a PowerMac G5 or an iMac G5?
How did you burn it, did you use the Apple Disk Utility?
You should copy the .iso image - do not copy it as data but as image

July 6th, 2009, 09:26 PM
It is an iMac. I burned it with Toast and I did burn it as an image as there were plenty of files and folders inside.

July 6th, 2009, 09:33 PM
You shouldn't see any files when burning the cd as image. You should just see the .iso file. Are you sure you did it correctly?

July 6th, 2009, 10:21 PM
Sorry, on the CD there were a few files and folders after burning the ISO. Is this what you meant?

July 7th, 2009, 12:43 AM
Maybe you can try to burn the downloaded .iso file with the Apple Disk Utiliy (without mounting it).

July 10th, 2009, 02:13 AM
I don't really know if that would make a difference, but I might try that sometime. Right now I'm away from my iMac but if I try that later I will give a shout about how it turns out.