Linux on a G5

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by RedDragon870503, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. RedDragon870503 macrumors 6502


    Sep 6, 2006
    Hey guys,

    I want to run linux on my 'iSight' G5 iMac and was wondering where to start. What distributions should I look for, which interfaces. That sort of thing! Links would be great!

    Also, is there any free app that will allow me to make bootable CD's?

    Any help/oppinions will help!
  2. psychofreak Retired


    May 16, 2006
    You can make a bootable CD with Disk Utility...just mount the image and burn

    I suggest that you try yellow dog linux
  3. epochblue macrumors 68000


    Aug 12, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    Yellow Dog is Red Hat-based distro, and Red Hat usually comes up when people relatively new to Linux are looking for a distro to try. I believe that Ubuntu and Gentoo also have PPC builds available.

    I haven't used Linux on a Mac in a long time, so I don't know how they perform, but I've used Ubuntu on a PC before and think it's a great option for someone who might be new to Linux. Gentoo, however, might be a little daunting for someone new to Linux.

    Can anyone else speak to the performance of Ubuntu vs Yellow Dog on something like a G5?

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