MacG4 How to start up from Linux install DVD

March 19, 2011 at 09:45:53
Specs: Macintosh 10.4.11, 1.75 DDR
I have a Mac Mirror Door G4 125 gh single processor. I want to install Linux, but the Mac will not start up from Linux Ubuntu 7.10 startup and install disc. I have tried holding down C key, but it just starts up as normal from the hard drive

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#1
March 19, 2011 at 10:17:40
The G4 IS a PPC Computer. Have you got a PPC version of Ubuntu?

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#2
March 19, 2011 at 10:55:44

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#3
March 19, 2011 at 15:48:44
Thanks for replies.
The disc I have is Ubuntu 7.10 and is MAC/PPC.
I have tried advice from lowendmac, but it has not helped.

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#4
March 19, 2011 at 16:17:05
Do you know how much RAM is has?

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#5
March 20, 2011 at 02:20:55
I'd guess that your disk is corrupted (and 7.10 is ancient). Try downloading 10.10 for PPC and burn a new disk.

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#6
March 26, 2011 at 08:48:03
I have 1.75 GB DDR SDRAM

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#7
March 26, 2011 at 08:50:53
I have now downloaded Ubuntu 10.10 for Mac PPC. I still can't get the Mac to start up either just as a restart, or as a restart holding down the C key

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#8
March 26, 2011 at 09:08:04
Are you sure that you are burning the ISO files correctly? If the disks are bootable it should just work (unless there is a hardware fault with your DVD drive).

One thing you can try is holding down the <alt> key whilst booting. This should show you all bootable drives.


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