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Old 09-04-2012, 05:06 PM   #1
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How to install YDL on PowerMac G4


My first post. Don't know if this the correct forum.

Have a PowerMac G4 with 500MHz processor and 1.5Gb ram.
Do not have the original mac install disk.
After downloading and burning the YDL iso, I tried installing it, (by booting up with the disk inthe drive) even holding down the 'c' button to no avail.
Any thoughts as to where I'm going wrong?
-john

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Old 09-04-2012, 05:16 PM   #2
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is your G4 running mac osX or os9?
 
Old 09-04-2012, 05:33 PM   #3
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OSX, sorry, should have included that info.
 
Old 09-04-2012, 05:44 PM   #4
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well the possibilities are as follows

the c key

command(apple)-option-shift-delete

or invoke open firmware (Command (cloverleaf/Apple)+Option+o+f)

and enter at the prompt

Code:
0 > boot cd:,\install\yaboot
information found here (yes it's related to debian but the process should be essentially the same)
http://www.debian.org/releases/stabl...h05s01.html.en
 
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Old 09-04-2012, 05:50 PM   #5
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Thanks, will give it a try!!
 
Old 09-04-2012, 05:53 PM   #6
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good luck oh and welcome to LQ, my first distribution was yellowdog, many, many, many years ago, before macs supported directly booting to Linux, it required a mac-os based boot-loader program, it was to say the least, a pain.
again, best of luck.

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