I have an old iMac G5 (without a webcam) that I would like to get running Ubuntu. The iMac has no hard drive in it, and I would like to get a live CD running so I can test out Ubuntu before I buy a hard drive to boot from, but I'm having trouble running the live CD.
I downloaded the Ubuntu 12.04 PowerPC live desktop build from here (http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/precise/release/, 5th link down) and burned on to a DVD-R at the lowest speed.
When I put it in my iMac and held down the 'C' key to boot from a CD/DVD, the SuperDrive spins up, spins down, and ejects the disk. The iMac then displays a folder with a question mark superimposed on it (the icon for a missing startup disk).
I've read that this means the CD is not suitable to boot on that computer. According to the Ubuntu PowerPC FAQ (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PowerPCFAQ), my iMac is compatible.
- Am I downloading the wrong download?
- Do I need a different CD/DVD?
- Is my download of Ubuntu corrupted?
- Why won't can't I get my DVD boot?