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Thread: Problems with installing Lubuntu 12.10 on iBook G3

  1. #1
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    Nov 2012

    Unhappy Problems with installing Lubuntu 12.10 on iBook G3

    Hello dear Linux-users I am total new with Linux and I come from Switzerland, so I apologize for my bad English!

    I own a really old iBook ("clamshell"/300). Here's a Link to the spec's Site:

    I decided to install lubuntu on it (the PowerPC-Version) and look after the speed and the possibilities I can get out of this machine

    I saw this litte video on youtube, so I know that it should work on this Computer:

    I tried MintPPC first, but after the installation I couldn't setup the xorg.conf (No, I don't know anything about the command prompt!). So I tried to install lubuntu 12.10. I 've downloaded a mini-iso to not need an GUI for installation (iBooks' specs are really low). I did everything like on this side:
    I hav'nt found a option to install GRUB so I just choosed "lubuntu minimal installation" and entered the following commands to install the minimal desktop. The installation of Lubuntu was successfull, but after the reboot I got the following Problem:

    My iBook hangs after the boot and shows the following text for 6 seconds, then the screen turns black for 5 seconds and the message shows up again:

    Lubuntu 12.10

    . . . . stopping System V runlevel compatibili [ OK ]

    * starting
    ing crash report submission daemon . . . . [ OK ]
    [ OK ]

    I tried to reinstall the System and to press alt+f2 but after 5 seconds in the normal shell the message pops up again...

    I don't know what I could do, I am really unhappy I would be so excited if my 10-years old iBook would resurrect

    Thanks for help and ideas, and again:I don't know ANYTHING about Linux!

    Greez from Switzerland

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    North Carolina
    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: Problems with installing Lubuntu 12.10 on iBook G3

    Quote Originally Posted by ldbstudios View Post
    I own a really old iBook ("clamshell"/300)...
    That is some ancient hardware. Not sure any modern OS, Lubuntu included, is going to work. Not enough memory or processor power for a modern OS.

    And I am not sure about a PPC version of Tiny Core Linux, Damn Small Linux, or Puppy Linux - which may be your best shot on legacy hardware

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2012

    Re: Problems with installing Lubuntu 12.10 on iBook G3

    Mhhhh... It seems to work on the video. I think there's just a little step I forgot at the installation. Anyone knows?

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