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Mac G4 with no OS: can Ubuntu be used?

I recently received a iMac G4 with no OS, so instead of buying OSX I though 'why not try Ubuntu'. I have it running om my laptop right now so I know how to install Ubuntu in principle.

However, when I put in a brand new hard drive it would not load the Installation CD (it is the ppc). So I got my junk old Windows PC and installed Ubuntu 12.04 just fine until I put it back into the iMac. In there it is just showing me the Finder Icon and question mark. Even though the Ubuntu was tested and works just fine.

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marked as duplicate by Eliah Kagan, Jorge Castro, con-f-use, jokerdino, Mitch Aug 20 '12 at 7:01

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Did you used the PowerPC iso of Ubuntu?.. –  Uri Herrera Aug 18 '12 at 3:13
    
There are many questions already discussed on same topic. This question is more specific to your question. I hope this will help. –  Amol Sale Aug 18 '12 at 3:58
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As Amol Sale suggested, this might be answered by this. If so, then this would be considered a duplicate of that question, and we'll probably close it as such. However, if that does not help you or you're still having trouble getting Ubuntu working on your PowerPC mac, please edit this question to provide more details (including what happened when you followed the information there). If we've already closed this in that situation, please also comment requesting reopening. –  Eliah Kagan Aug 18 '12 at 4:11
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There are sometimes community ports, but Ubuntu is not officially supported on Power PC. Please refer to the official wiki for more information.

However, this Ubuntu iso release has the Power PC port that will hopefully work for you.

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