Installing linux on a PowerMac G5

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by CheeseBread365, Sep 21, 2017.

  1. CheeseBread365 macrumors regular

    CheeseBread365

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2017
    Location:
    Ann Arbor, MI
    #1
    I tried doing a ubuntu install, but my G5 said something about not being able to find a place to mount it and "no mountable system files" so much for a operating system install being easy. Anyway, does anyone know what is causing this issue, and how to fix it?
     
  2. AphoticD macrumors 68000

    AphoticD

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2017
    Location:
    Australia
    #2
    You'll need to provide a bit more detail. Which Linux distro are you trying to install onto which model G5? When did the error message occur?

    Mac OS X install is easy, Linux on the other hand can get a bit tricky.
     
  3. amagichnich macrumors 6502

    amagichnich

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2017
    Location:
    Stuttgart, Germany
    #3
    What ist your installation media?
    More details pls if we should help yoy
     
  4. Mac03ForLife macrumors regular

    Mac03ForLife

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2017
    Location:
    Washington, DC
    #4
    I would take a quick look at Druaga1's video tutorial on installing ubuntu on a PMacG5 which can be found here:

    Also, The8BitGuy's tutorial can be found here:
     
  5. backyardvoodoo macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2016
    #5
    Are you installing onto a USB stick by any chance? I had a similar issue while doing so with Debian and remember needing to edit the yaboot configuration for it to boot.
     

Share This Page

4 September 21, 2017