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Old 10-03-2007, 07:54 AM   #1
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Ubuntu 5.10 on iMac G3


Hi, my name is Alex but friends call me E-Chan ^^
This is my first message on this forum, here goes!

I am attemting to install Ubuntu 5.10 on my iMac G3, after I swaped it's HD for a 40Gb one, the installation program will fully detect the HD, but right after formatting and installing boot data, when the 2nd fase starts, I canīt get the computer to boot, it simply 'freezes' after it requests me to press enter to boot Liux.
I read that it could possibly be related to the fact that ubuntu requires 100mb before the Swap partition, but when I format it that way I get a bunch of uninteligable words rushing across the screen.

I hope I explained my problem correctly ^^ I am not to used to Linux ^^
Thanks allot for your interest ^^
 
Old 10-03-2007, 08:06 AM   #2
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hi
i'm new to linux and thsi forum 2 lol
um, i pretty sure that there would be some sort of error with your software so you mihgt just want to go to the ubuntu site and the download there latest version which i think is still 7.04. i use this version and found installation to be very easy

also before you go downloading another image you might want 2 consider make teh swap partion a greater size like double the default size

hope i was of help

good luck
 
Old 10-03-2007, 09:49 AM   #3
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E-chan,

I've just setup my iMac G3 with linux as well. Ubuntu 5.1 is a little old and Ubuntu is dropping it's PPC support so I went with Debian. It's the same underpinnings as Ubuntu but you might find it up to date and it installed for me without any problems.

http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/debian-installer/

I downloaded the netinstall cd and everything went fine. It's not a graphical installer but it's pretty easy to understand and rock solid so you shouldn't have any freezing issues. When doing the install if your using the guided install you will be given the option to edit the partition table. Mine defaulted to 384MB so I upped it to 512MB If your an Ubuntu user you won't find this too different and long term it might be a better solution for you.
 
Old 10-03-2007, 01:49 PM   #4
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Thanks ^^

Thanks townie, I will give the latest version a try, although the installer will be the same, so I donīt know if I will enconter the same probelm.

And Slick666, I am downloading the latest debian distro ^^ Thanks, I will give it a try
 
Old 10-03-2007, 05:06 PM   #5
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Debian is a great distro, I doubt you'll be disappointed.

Its what Ubuntu is based on, so there's a LOT of similarities.

IGF
 
Old 10-05-2007, 08:59 AM   #6
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Wow!! Debian runs really smooth ^^ I will stick to Debian ^^
Everything is fine except for one detail, my screen resolution... When I go to Desktop/prefrences/Screen Resolution, I get a choice of 512x384 (pretty small...) And I donīt get anymore resolution choices... Do I need to configure Xsever to allow more Resolution values?
 
Old 10-06-2007, 01:04 AM   #7
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um maybe try restarting xserver you can do this at the login screen. its in the dropdown menu where you can choose to start new sessions if that doesent make it any better maybe check to see if the right graphics drivers are installed
 
Old 10-06-2007, 06:56 AM   #8
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Wow!! Debian runs really smooth ^^ I will stick to Debian ^^
Everything is fine except for one detail, my screen resolution... When I go to Desktop/prefrences/Screen Resolution, I get a choice of 512x384 (pretty small...) And I donīt get anymore resolution choices... Do I need to configure Xsever to allow more Resolution values?
What type of video card?
 
Old 10-16-2007, 10:46 AM   #9
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Hmmm... Not to sure about that one...
But I looked ato some specs and it may be this one ^^


Video Card: Rage IIc* VRAM Type: SGRAM
Details: The "revision A" model has ATI Rage IIc video with 2 MB of VRAM and the "revision B" model has ATI Rage Pro Turbo video with 6 MB of VRAM.

Thanks ^^
 
Old 10-16-2007, 01:44 PM   #10
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Hmmm... Not to sure about that one...
But I looked ato some specs and it may be this one ^^


Video Card: Rage IIc* VRAM Type: SGRAM
Details: The "revision A" model has ATI Rage IIc video with 2 MB of VRAM and the "revision B" model has ATI Rage Pro Turbo video with 6 MB of VRAM.

Thanks ^^
I'm assuming you're using Debian Etch 4.0, which is the current stable release. If so, all of the below should work.

Well, you can open a terminal and at the prompt type "lspci" it will spit out info on all of your devices. It may say something like this... Except the Nvidia part fo course.

Code:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 7300 GT (rev a2)
Once you figure out exactly what you have, you can try to install the driver (note, ATI will be a pain). If you don't want to try and install the ATI driver, you can go here, and run the command at the very bottom of the page...

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Fi...esolutionHowto

sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

Take the defaults, and see if that helps. I wouldn't try setting it to use the ATI driver, if you haven't installed the ATI driver, as that would cause an error(duh)...

Good luck

IGF
 
Old 10-17-2007, 11:03 AM   #11
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u.u How embarrasing, I accidently typed the root password in wrong a couple of times... And now sudo replys with <username> is not in the sudoers list, this will be reported. How must I administrate this "sudoers list" so I can usee the root acount?
sorry ^^U I know it may seem stupid...
 
Old 10-17-2007, 08:03 PM   #12
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http://www.pendrivelinux.com/2007/10...-sudoers-list/

You're not the first one to do that, don't beat yourself up over it. Just open a root terminal, and follow the instructions above.

(Note, obviously, you're user name doesn't have to be sir.. )

IGF
 
Old 10-25-2007, 08:08 AM   #13
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debian 4.00 on Mac

I just installed Debian on one of my PC's a few days ago,....actually it was the day that I made a mess of my Ubuntu.
Since then I have installed it on two other pc's.
Two of them with Gnome and one with KDE.
Today I was browsing this place looking for some answers about installing Debian on a Mac. I guess I hit the correct thread.
It is quite early in the morning here, but my iMac looks like she is ready for some surgery.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Debug
 
Old 05-24-2008, 11:32 PM   #14
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ubuntu hardy will run on the g3's. be sure and burn the cd's at 8x or so. I had a problem with my imac and the video, but was able to work it out via the command line on terminal 1.
 
  


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