View Full Version : [ubuntu] Can't install Ubuntu 9 on Imac G3

August 27th, 2009, 11:12 PM
I have been trying for weeks to install Ubuntu Jaunty on my old slot loading Imac g3 400mhz with 512mb ram/40gb hard drive and haven't been able to do it. Finally I bought a live CD off ebay and I can get it to boot, but when it begins to install after a while the screen will turn black and the computer will shut down. Am I missing something? I know the imac works because if I use the original 10gb hard drive with OS still on it, it will stay on and work. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I'm fairly new to the Linux crowd and extremely new to the mac crowd so I have no clue what I'm doing.

August 28th, 2009, 01:01 AM
Nevermind I had to use the live-nosplash-powerpc command instead of the live-powerpc command. Duh Kevin!