Ubuntu Linux on a PPC G4 iBook

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by idkfa, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Is this possible?

    Can I use a "live CD" version of Ubuntu Linux to boot Ubuntu to use as an OS on my Mac?
     
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    Yeah, it works fine as long as you got the PPC build of it. I used it on my iBook. Just as a warning it does take a while to start and loads the entire OS into RAM so be sure that you have a decent amount if you want to get anything done.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks!!

    Do you happen to have a link, or some direction?

    I cannot seem to find exactly what I need, keeping in mind this is the first time I have tried this and would like to get it right the first time.

    Cheers.

    EDIT: Nevermind, I found it. :D
     
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    Warbrain

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    Yea, it runs as slow as crap when you run it off the live disc. I'm tempted to partition my HDD and install it.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have some questions.

    How would it run on Virtual PC 7? I have 1 GB of RAM...

    Also, how exactly do you install it in Virtual PC? It asks for a "Proper Boot Disk", even when the Live CD is running.


    If I installed Ubuntu on a partition, what would it take to switch between the two?

    Thanks.
     
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    dpaanlka

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    It doesn't.

    Be careful if you plan on replacing OS X with Ubuntu. Make sure it's really what you want, which it probably isn't unless you have some specific reason for running Linux.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors regular

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    :D

    Thanks.

    However, I was not planning on dumping OSX. I was looking to perhaps install it on a USB key so I can test it out some more. I like working in it; less distractions. If I could install a Windows build of it on my USB key, and run it on any Windows machine I want, that would be awesome.

    Any advice?
     
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    clevin

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    ubuntu is probably too big to fit on a USB drive, DSL (Damn Small Linux) is only 50Mb, if you wanna try.
     

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