Page 1 of 6 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 51

Thread: Can't boot UbuntuPPC on G3iBook

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Beans
    422

    Can't boot UbuntuPPC on G3iBook

    Hi, long story short: I'm stuck house-sitting with two computers: A horribly locked-down PC with no rights, and a crummy little iBook that I nabbed from a friend. I'm not going to mess with the person's PC (though I'm tempted) out of respect, so I want to make a little room on the Mac and install Ubuntu.

    I'm running 10.3.9, fully updated, and I have root privileges on the machine. I made sure that the firmware didn't have any lockdown, but the computer will not boot up the cd, using C or Option. The disc is read in the OS, and I can browse all the files that should be there. What am I doing wrong?

    iBook
    PowerPC G3 750 (1.12)
    256 MB RAM

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    ESA
    Beans
    174
    Distro
    Kubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

    Re: Can't boot UbuntuPPC on G3iBook

    Are you sure you downloaded the right version of Ubuntu?

    Try Kubuntu 7.10 instead. It is way better than Ubuntu....

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Beans
    422

    Re: Can't boot UbuntuPPC on G3iBook

    ubuntu-9.04-desktop-powerpc

    That's the ISO file name.

    Sorry, but Kubuntu will never, ever be used by me. I don't like KDE. Either Ubuntu or Xubuntu.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Louisiana
    Beans
    13
    Distro
    Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

    Re: Can't boot UbuntuPPC on G3iBook

    Quote Originally Posted by Chauncellor View Post
    Either Ubuntu or Xubuntu.
    Agreed, I never could get into the KDE style of things either.


    You got the right iso file, so its kinda strange that its not working, although I have no experience with the older g3's. It sounds like you are doing everything right :\

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Beans
    422

    Re: Can't boot UbuntuPPC on G3iBook

    I don't have any more blank CDs, and that's the only PPC cd I have (having just made it this morning). Are there any i386 cds that would at least boot? I've heard that you can use i386 in place of AMD 32 bit....

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Beans
    422

    Re: Can't boot UbuntuPPC on G3iBook

    I found a blank CD, burned Xubuntu ppc on there, and, lo and behold, it....


    Didn't boot! Yargh, methinks this is a waste of time, possibly...

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Beans
    422

    Re: Can't boot UbuntuPPC on G3iBook

    I read this after some googling:

    If you do not have an Apple logo/branded CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive in your Blue and White G3, you will not be able to boot any CD other than an Apple Mac OS Disk.
    This piece of crap comes equipped with an LG CD-ROM reader. Just my luck.

    It looks like the frustration of these kinds of computers strikes again...

    I hope this helps someone in the future, though I'm sorry for their disappointment.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Beans
    171

    Re: Can't boot UbuntuPPC on G3iBook

    There is a problem with iBook G4 as well.

    Try to type

    live-nosplash-powerpc video=ofonly when you get the prompt

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Beans
    422

    Re: Can't boot UbuntuPPC on G3iBook

    ozorba: See, the problem is, I don't even get a prompt because it won't even load the prompt.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Helsinki, Finland
    Beans
    14

    Re: Can't boot UbuntuPPC on G3iBook

    Did you burn the install disc using the "disc utility" program on your mac? That certainly helped me with the same problem. Roxio Toast: nothing. Anything on my Ubuntu PC: nothing. Disc utility: bingo.

Page 1 of 6 123 ... LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •