Ubuntu Powermac G5 problem

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  1. UncleSchnitty macrumors 6502a


    Oct 26, 2007
    Ive installed the PPC version of Ubuntu 12.04 on a external firewire drive but the drive does not show up when I hold down alt-option at boot. The only thing that shows is my OSX internal drive.
    Ive pretty much tried everything and just cant get it to recognize the FW drive as a boot option. My only guess is that the yaboot config is not correct but in order to make any changes to that I need to be logged on with Ubuntu on that drive?
    Any help would be appreciated and I can give more info if asked.
    Thank you.
  2. frank55 macrumors newbie

    Aug 14, 2013
    Try Debian wheezy 7.1 ppc it worked for me,download the mini iso connect a ethernet cable and let debiam.com make most the install,
    i also tryed ubuntu,lubuntu and could never get the desktop.
    check this video this is my install of the Debian wheezy
    and it's a great distro only could not get the wireless working but i think one could get it working if one find the wirless drivers


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