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Old 08-26-2011, 12:29 PM   #1
Santiago Linux
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Unhappy Unable to boot Fedora Installation DVD on Mac OS10.3.9


Hello everyone,
I hope someone can help. I tried to install Fedora (Fedora 16 Alpha i386) on my old iBook (Mac OS: 10.3.9; Processor: 933 MHz PowerPC G4), but I couldn't boot the Installation DVD. I restarted pressing the Option key, so I can choose from where I can boot. But the only option it gives me is to boot from the HD. It seems as if the DVD is not recognized.
I looked at different forums. I saw it is a recurrent problem. But I couldn't find a solution.
Does anyone know what can I do?
Thank yopu very much.
Santiago
 
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Old 08-26-2011, 12:55 PM   #2
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Hello everyone,
I hope someone can help. I tried to install Fedora (Fedora 16 Alpha i386) on my old iBook (Mac OS: 10.3.9; Processor: 933 MHz PowerPC G4), but I couldn't boot the Installation DVD. I restarted pressing the Option key, so I can choose from where I can boot. But the only option it gives me is to boot from the HD. It seems as if the DVD is not recognized.
I looked at different forums. I saw it is a recurrent problem. But I couldn't find a solution.
Does anyone know what can I do?
Thank yopu very much.
Santiago
As far a s I know, the only recent choices for Fedora are 32-bit (i386) and 64-bit (X86_64) Intel processors. If you want to run Linux on a PowerPC, you probably want Ubuntu 10.10 which I've heard is very good.

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ports/releases/10.10/release/
 
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Old 08-28-2011, 12:41 PM   #3
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Smallpond, thanks a lot for your answer. I'll try Ubuntu 10.10. By the way, do you know if .iso and .dmg are both ok for booting on Mac?
 
Old 08-28-2011, 10:29 PM   #4
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Debian also have a PowerPC version. AFAIK, most distros come as an ISO format.
 
  


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