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Old 12-08-2008, 06:59 PM   #1
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Installing Debian PPC on Xserve G5


I have never had a problem installing Linux on an Apple system until now. I have tried multiple Debian and alike operating systems (Ubuntu, Fedora, etc) with the same result. I load up with the install CD/DVD... it loads all the way up to the CD check screen and locks up. If I'm quick enough I can get to the next screen but it eventually just locks up and I get no keyboard response. The system needs to be shut down and started again. I have tried multiple ISOs and multiple CDs/DVDs with the same exact result. I am using the ppc distros for them as well. I can install OSX on the box so I know it is not a hardware problem with it. I've Googled until my fingers bled and haven't found anyone else with this issue. If someone could shed some light on the subject I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks a million in advance.
Old 12-11-2008, 06:30 AM   #2
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Do you have any external devices connected to the machine, such as thumb drives, hard drives, cd burners etc...? If so, try removing them and try the install again.

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Installing Debian PPC on Xserve G5 -- Lockup

We had a similar problem that was solved by plugging in an IBMPC keyboard.


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