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Old 07-24-2010, 10:16 PM   #1
bhorsley
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Install linux on g3 ibook


I am having trouble finding a live cd to install on an apple g3 ibook. I have 256 mg ram, and want to erase hard drive and install linux. How can I find a live cd to install. I am thinking about debian or slackware, or any other suggestions for this newbie. thanks
 
Old 07-24-2010, 10:40 PM   #2
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I have found an old live release of Ubuntu that works with PowerPC, it says it is G3 compatible, so downloading the live version should work for you. Newer versions of Ubuntu might have versions as well, but since Apple switched to using Intel CPUs, there is not much demand for the old PowerPC type processors anymore like apple use to use.

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Old 07-24-2010, 10:43 PM   #3
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I am having trouble finding a live cd to install on an apple g3 ibook. I have 256 mg ram, and want to erase hard drive and install linux. How can I find a live cd to install. I am thinking about debian or slackware, or any other suggestions for this newbie. thanks
One step at a time, so I understand the parameters or limitations, please.

It appears that your RAM is barely adequate. From what I read here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBook#i...lamshell.22.29, memory is expandable to 576MB -- I suggest you do this first. This will bring you into the realm of modern linux at its most basic!

Are you able to do this? If so, we can go to Step Two, choosing a distro!

Tentatively, http://workaround.ch/download.html

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