[SFD-discuss] How do you setup GNU/Linux on an iMac G4 with Panther OS X 10.3.9 ?...
rob at esdelle.co.uk
Thu Sep 16 21:42:57 BST 2010
On 16/09/10 20:58, don warner saklad wrote:
> How do you setup GNU/Linux on an iMac apple computer
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IMac_G4 with Panther OS X 10.3.9
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OS_X_10.3 ?...
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It's been a long while, but IIRC you should be able to do it with
something like YellowDog Linux (which I believe is a DVD) or an Ubuntu
PowerPC version. I gather that PowerPC support has been dropped
recently in Ubuntu but you might find that Ubuntu 8.04 PPC would do the job.
When you have a disc (CD or DVD) burnt, restart the Mac with the disc in
and hold down the C key. It *should* boot from the CD. I believe you
press enter at the prompt (it'll be a black and white screen) and follow
it from there (I think with Ubuntu it'll be the text installer). When
it's installed it should boot into yaboot (which is like a PPC version
of Lilo) and then you can choose to boot into Linux or if you've kept
OSX installed alongside Linux you can boot into that too.
This might give you some pointers to get started with:
(the YellowDog page seems to mainly cover installing Linux on the PS3).
Hope this helps. As I say it's been a while (good 4 or 5 years) since I
installed it on my iMac G3 so my memory is a bit sketchy.
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