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edysing
October 21st, 2010, 09:57 AM
Dear all ubuntu experts,

I am a newbie in linux OS, i already installed a couple ubuntu for my PC and netbook successfully.

But I have an old Powerbook G4 12" with nvidia graphics :(
the specs are:
1. Speed 867 Mhz
2. Memory 640 Mb
3. DVD slot loading but not working anymore :(
4. OS Leopard 10.5.8

I've tried so many times to install many version of Ubuntu and failed, I use lili usb creator, i use external cd or dvd rom with firewire or usb. Nothing works. Because everytime i start up and i push "C", it continues to boot with leopard. If i use "option", it recognized the linux live cd, but can not boot from it.

Please all the expert, i needed so bad, i don't mind not using leopard, because leopard can not support new codec for multimedia, like mkv file and it is so slow.

Greatly appreciated.

alexandari
October 21st, 2010, 10:02 AM
So you say it wont boot the installation?

edysing
October 21st, 2010, 10:33 AM
Yes, it won't boot to linux live cd. I've tried many version from 9.04 up to 10.10. alternate or not. still won't boot. I've done zapping the pram. nothing seem to work.

Please help :(

linuxopjemac
October 21st, 2010, 10:59 AM
MintPPC is your friend.

edysing
October 21st, 2010, 11:56 AM
MintPPC is your friend.

I've tried it just now,

"couldn't locate Partition can't open: usb0/disk@1:2,\\yaboot"

i format the usb disk with windows to FAT32.

am I wrong? i don't have gParted or any linux os, all i got now window 7 and Leopard.

Thanks for the suggestion though :)

utilitytrack
October 21st, 2010, 11:57 AM
I've tried so many times to install many version of Ubuntu and failed

OMG. Ubuntu has not support of PowerPC processors. Try use Debian, it has full support of your notebook:
http://www.debian.org/ports/powerpc/inst/pmac

Good luck!

edysing
October 21st, 2010, 12:06 PM
OMG. Ubuntu has not support of PowerPC processors. Try use Debian, it has full support of your notebook:
http://www.debian.org/ports/powerpc/inst/pmac

Good luck!

Really? but at the ubuntu web, there is still iso for powerpc mac.
Which debian? 5.06? how do i install it? it even won't boot from cd. thanks.

I've tried to understand the installation process, but it is to hard for me to understand. Is there another alternative? USB Lili?

linuxopjemac
October 21st, 2010, 12:17 PM
You have to dd the iso to the usb, from a Linux / unix / OSX box. Read my instructions.

utilitytrack
October 21st, 2010, 12:23 PM
Really? but at the ubuntu web, there is still iso for powerpc mac.

Sorry me, my bad. I missed this: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ports/releases/maverick/release/

linuxopjemac
October 21st, 2010, 12:48 PM
Maybe you can also do it from within Windows:
http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/660/rip-an-iso-from-a-cddvd-using-the-freeware-dd-for-windows
http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Putting_installation_media_on_a_USB_key#The_Flashn ul_Way
Google a little about dd in windows

edysing
October 21st, 2010, 01:55 PM
Maybe you can also do it from within Windows:
http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/660/rip-an-iso-from-a-cddvd-using-the-freeware-dd-for-windows
http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Putting_installation_media_on_a_USB_key#The_Flashn ul_Way
Google a little about dd in windows

Sorry man, tried it, i don't understand the steps, that is why i choose ubuntu, because it is the easiest to install.

Thanks though.:)