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Old 06-02-2010, 06:58 AM   #1
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How can I install Kubuntu on an iBook G4 10.3

1) The OS X 10.3.9 has been newly installed on this 5-year old 1.2 GHz PowerPC G4 with 256 MB memory. All updates have been installed. Im flexible re single or double boot; whatever is the easiest.
2) I have 4 CDs plus 1 DVD (that is thrown out of the MAC). All discs were MD5 checked and their integrity was checked on my Acer Vista.

The discs are
1) Ubuntu 9.10 install
2) Kubuntu 9.10 desktop-i386.iso
3) Kubuntu 9.10 alternate CD
4) Kubuntu 10.4 lucid-desktop-i386.iso

Pressing C or Apple + C has no effect.

I'm not familiar with the G4 at all and would appreciate fullest details if somebody could help me.

Many thanks,
Old 06-02-2010, 08:32 AM   #2
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Which was the first thing on google. Suggest you try and do a bit of research before asking in future.
Old 06-02-2010, 11:12 AM   #3
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Well done! This is precisely the kind of reply I was expecting from some smart guy. If this is a reflection on the Linux community then I can do without it. Sorry for having wasted your and my time.

Old 06-02-2010, 11:43 AM   #4
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Why? If you expect a spoonfed answer then go back to school. If you want to learn and discover for yourself then welcome to the real world.

If you want help with something then fine, we'll help; but we wont do it all for you. This is a volunteer forum, we are all people who are spending some of our own free time helping people who need it.

We wont help people who can't be bothered to stick a search term into a search engine.
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James, make that an
I wont help people who can't be bothered
there's others here who take a more lenient approach.

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It's alt+opt(apple or windows logo)+o+f for the openfirmware prompt.
setenv boot-device <CD/DVD drive><0,1,2, the one in order>
You have the wrong CDs.
Debian and fedora have active PowerPC support.
You can try Yellowdog.
All of the BSDs have PowerPC support. OpenBSD is probably the easiest.
Partitioning is done differently. You will need an Apple boot record, a hfs/hfs+(NewWorldBoot), a swap, and a master partition. There isn't a limit on partitions as there is with DOS MBR tables.
There are Howto's for installing on the Debian and FreeBSD forums.
OpenBSD install applies to all architectures, unless otherwise noted.


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