I heard that this most recent update , will update your firmware, and make it unable to boot into linux. Last edited by Aray; at AM.
Have you looked at YellowDog Linux. It's designed for Mac's also. Distribution: SuSE 9.
Yes, Yellow Dog certainly is worth a try, however, if you do want to use either Debian or Mandrake on a Mac, you need to make sure you're using the correct architecture for your machine. These are the Linux distros that should work on a Mac: Debian Mandrake 8. Last edited by LittleAngel; at PM. Last edited by Aray; at PM. You can still download Linux software and install it. I would get an x86 system if you do not want any trouble installing Linux.
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You can get those little PC that fits in a 5. Hi again, Aray! No, you should definitely not waste a wonderful computer like a G4 - have you tried the Knoppix live CD to see if you can fix the missing boot data?
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I understand your concern regarding lack of support for MAC OS X, but since it is based on a Unix clone system, you can find help here about installing and using Linux programmes. It seems, this is a system on cd, not need to install it. Does someone can help me? Few days latter, If I still can't install a linux on this box, I will ask for support of Apple.
The install guide at the Yellow Dog site was helpful. Here's an article from O'Reilly about using X You may want to do some further digging on their site. This may not solve your problem, but might provide some alternatives. Best of Luck YellowDog is damn good, it does works. I am download the rest 2 CDs of YellowDog. Hi there I got a new problem. When partition the disk, the installer show some message, it said, some bugs occured. I installed a YellowDog system in a old, small 12G harddisk all right.
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Remember Me? Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues. Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux? Search this Thread. View Public Profile. My system, Powerbook G4 circa , does not seem to recognize the Ubuntu 9. When I hold option, it loads the boot menu thing, and my hard disk shows up along with an icon with the Ubuntu disc, but when I select the Ubuntu disc to boot from, the screen flickers and returns to the boot menu. I have also tried loading Mac OS X and going to the Startup Disk control panel, but the disc does not appear as an option to startup from.
As a "control" for this test, my Leopard disc boots fine and shows up in the all the boot menus. As for the Linux discs, I have tried the 9. What else can I try? Adv Reply.
February 13th, 2. You should also try to burn the iso at a lower speed from disk utility. February 13th, 3. I tried making a USB stick eliminating any burn speed problems and that didn't boot either. I was going to install it to the Powerbook via Target Disk Mode, but then I read that it confuses the bootloader. So I guess I can confirm that everything's fine on the Linux disc side of things, it must be my Powerbook.
I'll pursue this further in a Mac forum, buuut I'm really close to just giving up. February 15th, 4.
Wooo, I figured it out by myself!