Help with iMac G3 Ubuntu 8.04

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Laloarv, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. Laloarv macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2013
    I hope i can get some help with this, I have an imac g3 blue dalmation I tried to intall ubuntu 8.04 but the partitoner fails, so I figured the hard drive was broken so I got a new one and installed it but now when I try to boot from the ubuntu cd it does not recognize it I swaped the drives again and wih the old one the ubuntu cd is recognized but not with the new one. I would really apreciate any help, thanks
    The new hard drive is a seagate barracuda 40 gb
    the old one is a 60 gb samsung drive
    thanks I hope someone can help me.
  2. G4TheWin macrumors member

    Dec 8, 2012
    A ditch somewhere
    I'd use MintPPC, or if you absolutely must use Ubuntu use Lubuntu 12.04. Mintppc has all of the hacks you need to get sound and Airport working. Plus, 8.04 just is way too old to be used. If you must use GNOME 2 use 10.04.
    You can find MintPPC on
  3. rjcalifornia macrumors 6502a


    Oct 4, 2012
    El Salvador
    whoa that's an outdated Ubuntu distro.

    Try ubuntu 12.04 or in your case, Lubuntu 12.04
  4. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000


    Nov 15, 2012
    Ubuntu 12.04 would be a very pretty slideshow on his G3.
  5. craisin macrumors newbie

    Nov 18, 2012
    New Zealand
    Mint PPC is a net install. I installed Lubuntu PPC 12.04 on a 80gig baracuda on my Emac g4 800.with a 512 and a 128 sticks of ram.
    It was ok but finally I installed Ubuntu PPC 12.04 on a 60 gig hitachi laptop drive using a adapter the laptop drive has a 8mb cacke and I increased the ram to 2x512mb

    Oh forgot to say I installed a DVD rom and wrote Ubuntu to a DVD @ 4X cause you have to write it a maximum speed on a CD

    I was going to install ubuntu on a G3 but didnt feel confident about the CD device as the power comes through the IDE ribbon

    A net install is most likely your best bet Mint PPC or Debian

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