LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 02-12-2006, 09:34 PM   #1
scooba_steve
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2006
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
Linux on an iMac G5 (iSight)


Hi, I'm new to Linux. I was wondering if there are any linux distros currently available that are compatible with the 2nd rev iMac G5, you know, the one with the iSight camera and remote. Mine is a 20" w/ 2.1Ghz G5 chip and 512MB of ram. Are there any LiveCDs that work with this machine or anything? I tried booting the Ubuntu Breezy LiveCD, but no luck..
 
Old 02-12-2006, 09:36 PM   #2
microsoft/linux
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: Sebec, ME, USA
Distribution: Debian Etch, Windows XP Home, FreeBSD
Posts: 1,445
Blog Entries: 9

Rep: Reputation: 48
did you have the PPC version of Ubuntu? You're going to need that, because and x86 livecd won't work.
 
Old 02-12-2006, 09:41 PM   #3
scooba_steve
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2006
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
I'm using the PPC LiveCD for Ubuntu. I'm not that stupid! And the same discs work fine on my G3 and G4.

By the way, I don't own any functional x86 machines, so if I wanted to use an x86 Linux then I would use VirtualPC.

Last edited by scooba_steve; 02-12-2006 at 09:44 PM.
 
Old 02-12-2006, 10:49 PM   #4
microsoft/linux
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: Sebec, ME, USA
Distribution: Debian Etch, Windows XP Home, FreeBSD
Posts: 1,445
Blog Entries: 9

Rep: Reputation: 48
No, no, you misunderstand. I'm not trying to say your stupid, at all! I just try to check every possibility before jumping into the more "in-depth" stuff. What happened when you tried to boot it? I don't use a Mac, so I'm not fully sure how it works. IIRC you've gotta hold 'c' when booting right? There's no BIOS or anything that needs to be potentially changed?
 
Old 05-24-2008, 11:54 PM   #5
peonuser
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2008
Location: Where ever I am.
Distribution: Various
Posts: 177
Blog Entries: 169

Rep: Reputation: 21
ubuntu ppc iso page:
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ports/releases/hardy/release/
 
Old 05-26-2008, 03:43 AM   #6
scooba_steve
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2006
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
LOL. I'm not really worried about running Ubuntu on that iMac G5 anymore! I have a MacBook Pro now with Ubuntu Studio installed in VMWare, works great.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Boot OS9 iMac (tray) to a Linxu iMac and install rudyard Linux - Networking 3 08-13-2006 11:03 PM
isight , ichat and clinet for linux nozz Linux - Software 3 09-07-2005 03:02 AM
iSight under Linux using Fedora Core 3 cleaner416 Linux - Hardware 2 04-15-2005 07:44 PM
please help me: iSight under Linux inspiron Linux - Hardware 1 11-13-2004 08:12 PM
Linux iSight Drivers? h_larman Linux - General 1 08-31-2003 09:02 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:15 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration