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I want to install Linux on a Macintosh G5 powerPC, and so far I haven't been able to figure out how to change the boot order on startup to allow booting from a live CD. Does anybody else out there know how to do this? Cheers.
Last edited by hawkfeather; 07-13-2013 at 02:52 PM.
Hi, but your initial post says you want to install Linux. As such surely you only need an installation cd image not live cd image.
I much prefer a live disk image, it allows me to use the distro in question BEFORE actually installing it. And when I do install, it allows me to copy my custom-tailored .bash* files to the hard drive, as well as the driver(s) for my wireless network interface(s), and edit the /etc/sudoers file *before* the initial bootup.
I'd still think there is no live media for ppc. Have you found one? A common use for live cd is to test a distro without installing it.
Can your system boot to a usb? It may be possible to boot to a cd and then boot further to a usb.
You may be right, I might need a live|installation disk image that's specifically made for PPC. I tried holding down the option key then turning on the machine, as suggested by TobiSGD. That gave me a graphic screen w\ 2 buttons; a `reload` button and a `forward` button. There was also 1 non-interactive icon which represented the HD. After giving the disk sufficient time to load, I tried clicking the `reload` button several times and got no results, and clicking the `forward` button only started the boot process from the HD. So apparently the computer's BIOS didn't recognize the live media [Manjaro KDE] in the disk tray.
I'll try live media of other distros and see what happens.