Re: 11.10 Live CD on iMac G5 freezes
I found that 11.04 live CDs run the fans on PPC and crash a lot, whereas 10.10 worked fine. It sounds like if you are getting the 'left bar thingy' then you are getting some, buggy, operation from the nouveau 3D drivers, which could well be the problem causing the freezes.
I would try a 10.10 live CD first. That should work nicely. If you CBA with that, then a 11.04 alternate install CD and dive in to an installation. Type 'ports.ubuntu.com' at the mirror prompt and let it finish. Install unity-2d-default settings, then do a search here for my unity-2d deb patches to get the colours right.
Maverick is a far more stable OS than Natty on PPC, be warned! There are lots of things that don't work properly in Natty...
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