Installing Linux

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by PYR0M310N, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. PYR0M310N macrumors 6502a


    Aug 29, 2006
    I recently got a Linux cd with the 'Knoppix' version on it. How do i go about running the cd on my iBook G4 12"? and is there a way i can run in without have to use the cd?
  2. lamina macrumors 68000


    Mar 9, 2006
    There is no knoppix for powerpc. You should read in the utubtu forums for basic information.

    What you have a is a live cd, where you can boot to it and use basic functions, and also install it. But again, it will only work on an x86 processor.

    Good luck with linux, we have it on 2 computers in my home and we love it. My brother actually has it as his principle operating system on his laptop, and he's 2nd year biology!

    You will find everyone in the ubuntu forums (much like MacRumors forums) are very helpful and understanding.
  3. bowens macrumors 6502a


    Jun 19, 2006
    Trenton, FL
    I like Ubuntu and Kubuntu. It's the same os just a different look to it. I also have used Mandriva quite a bit. It's not bad. Check out for info on different distrobutions. They give you reviews, screenshots, and downloads.
  4. ddekker macrumors regular

    Sep 23, 2006
    Linux on PPC G4

    look at Yellowdog linux, they make a PPC version too, you can load about any of the desktop enviroments you like on any distro (not easy, but possible)


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