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I have a computer (Power Mac G4) and the CD/DVD drive doesn't work. So that means that I cannot boot from the Ubuntu live CD. I cannot boot from a USB drive, either. How would I be able to install Ubuntu?

The CD drive was working but said "seek-error" on the screen, in red letters.

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closed as too localized by Jorge Castro, Marco Ceppi May 6 '11 at 8:30

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Is it possibe that you can take out the hard drive and put it in a similar machine, then install it? Putting it in a completely different machine probably wont work.

Or, can you try a different (or USB) Optical Drive?

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I can't take out the harddrive, or use the usb. I can use the optical drive. Unfortunately, the PPC version is ~720MB and I have to burn it to a DVD. My optical drive cannot read CD's. – alexy13 May 2 '11 at 22:42
EDIT: My optical drive doesn't work. – alexy13 May 3 '11 at 11:19
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I fixed my optical drive with compressed air.

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