How do I install Xubuntu onto my iMac G3?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by piekwandoe, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. piekwandoe
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    So once upon a time i raged at my iMac G3 because it was being stupid and slow. Long story short i ended up deleting my "Finder" and a whole bunch of other system files. Can't remember exactly what ones, though. So I took to the internet on my PC the next day, downloaded Xubuntu for PowerPC, put it on a DVD-ROM, and inserted it into my iMac. The only thing that shows up on my screen when I attempt to boot up is a what looks like a .gif of a folder and on the folder is a flashing question mark and the little mac symbol of the face that looks like another face xD. Any help here would be appreciated.
     
  2. DJLC
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    Put in the DVD, hold C as it boots. If that fails, hold the option key and it should pop up a list of boot options & let you choose to boot from the DVD.
     
  3. goMac
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  4. Imixmuan
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    Consider....

    MintPPC. Linux Mint LXDE ontop of a Debian installation. Very fast and responsive, even on older G3 imacs thanks to the LXDE environment. Active forum, helpful moderators (I know, seriously), great apps like minitube, Iceweaseal 7 and VLC, lots of other apps. No flash, but no Linux PPC flash anyways.

    http://www.mintppc.org
     
  5. MacinDan
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    I'll second MintPPC. Xubuntu's support on PowerPC is unofficial and not the greatest. Plus, any Debian-based brand is going to be faster than an Ubuntu-based brand.
     

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