Having difficulties with OS

November 6, 2010 at 22:37:14
Specs: Ubuntu 10.04
I have a PowerPC G4 eMac Running Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx, I think) but have forgotten my admin password and am unsatisfied with the OS anyway and want to try a different one (maybe Linux Mint). I want to wipe my 40gb hard drive and start from fresh. I have tried getting into GRUB and booting a new OS straight from a USB to no avail. I am unexperienced in the area and need some help.

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November 6, 2010 at 23:15:02
To erase your drive you can use a partitioning program that is included on a OS disk.

I would recommend running Mac OS on your eMac because there aren't many programs for any linux running on a PowerPC processor. Also, you can run OS 10.5.8 if you have one with a 1 GHz or faster processor. If you have an 800 MHz or slower, you can run OS 10.4.11.

My recommendation for a linux is Xubuntu for PowerPC. It uses less resources that Ubuntu does and it has a completely different interface.

If you want Mint Linux, you will need to get the installation disk and go from there.
If you get the version with Gnome as the interface you might as well stick with ubuntu because they are the same.

Pentium 4s - The processors for the rest of us.

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