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How can I download Ubuntu on my PC, burn it to a disk, and install it on my iBook G3?

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To whomever downvoted this: This is a good question, perfectly on-topic. :) – James Nov 10 '11 at 13:59

For an iBook G3, which has a PowerPC CPU you need the PowerPC port of Ubuntu. I believe the latest release that supported PPC is 10.10, and would probably be better off with 10.04 (since it has LTS support).

The ISOs can be found here: And the image needed would be the powerpc images.

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Thank you for correcting me, I was not thinking about this when writing my answer. My apologies. – William Nov 10 '11 at 3:24
No worries, William :-) Just didn't want the OP to get confused and/or frustrated. – Jayson Rowe Nov 10 '11 at 3:27
Agreed. First-time impressions are big.=) – William Nov 10 '11 at 3:52
@William if your answer isn't useful you can always just delete it! – Jorge Castro Nov 10 '11 at 4:43
I know, but the answer is still helpful to those who don't know how to install Ubuntu on a standard, 32-bit machine. – William Nov 10 '11 at 14:01

Links for the PPC downloads are maintained on this page . The one for xubuntu 10.04 is missing though so I'll give it to you here:

For 11.04 and 11.10 you'll have to install via the mini.iso. There are detailed instructions linked on the downloads page. For a G3 ibook you may prefer to install lubuntu or xubuntu.

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