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Old 09-08-2012, 04:28 PM   #1
Ibookg4
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best linux for a Apple IBOOK G4 1GHZ / 1.2gig ram


Hi !

i'm new here , and new to want to try linux too !!

i have recently buy an ibook g4 , work perfectly but has 10.5.8 leopard on it , and i think it was too heavy for that. so i want to try a version of linux on that ,that could handle the airport card on it and go easyly on the internet , view videos , read dvd , do some multimedia too ect .
so if you want to help me , please guide me to a simple version to install.

do you think i can burn an iso file on a usb stick , and boot my ibook with that ?? i know i can boot on a cd-rom , but i dont know if usb work to boot

tank you
 
Old 09-08-2012, 04:46 PM   #2
frieza
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an ibook G4? i would use yellowdog Linux, though it would be easier to just burn a CD/DVD than to get the USB to boot on a mac, especially one that old.
 
Old 09-08-2012, 05:08 PM   #3
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ok thank you i will try that ,

i search for yellow dog and they said on the website that i have to burn the iso on a dvd , but i only have blank cd not dvd do you think it will work ?? do you have tried this linux ?

and someone else or you do you have other distro that can work well on my ibook ?
thank you
 
Old 09-08-2012, 09:57 PM   #4
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you can get yellowdog 5.0.2 cd images here
ftp://ftp.oregonstate.edu/pub/ydl/is...ple_CD_images/
and you might be able to upgrade to the latest

and yes i have used yellowdog, a long, long time ago, I liked it ^^
 
Old 09-09-2012, 12:20 AM   #5
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____Fr:

Tu peux installer Gentoo si tu veux t'ammuser, mais c'est assez complexe pour un debutant. Il y a encore des ancienne version d'Ubuntu qui supporte les G4 de maniere unofficiels. Il n'y a plus beaucoup de support pour ces manchine de nos jour.

____En:

You can install Gentoo if you want some old school fun, but as complex as it is normally, it is even more on these pastic toys. There is some old unofficial ubuntu build that came after Ubuntu officially stopped supported G4's laptops but most popular distributions stopped supporting G4 long time ago. The market was never that big and it is quite hard to make all the tests necessary to support conventional software on unconventional hardware.
 
  


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