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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server on a PowerBook G4 - Can't get partitions to work

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on an old PowerBook G4 I had lying about. I get through the installer to the point where it tries to create the partitions. The first attempt I just told it to ...
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Kernel Panic running Ubuntu 14.10 bare-metal on IBM Power 8 (8247-22L) with level 3.16.0-31

After installing Ubuntu 14.10 on an IBM Power 8 LE system (8247-22L) with bare-metal image (kernel 3.16.0-23) an apt-get dist-upgrade command upgrades the kernel to 3.16.0.31. A reboot with this ...
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Powermac G4 quicksilver 2002 won't boot any linux distro

I recently picked up a dual 1ghz powermac g4 quicksilver with 1gb of RAM, and a (i think 3rd party) VGA video output expansion to display on an HD TV. (more specs can be shown here) ...
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How can I find Power PC specific charms?

Is there a method to search specifically for those charms that support installation on Ubuntu 14.04 LE on Power PC?
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Has anyone been able to install Ubuntu Server 14.10 on IBM E880 Frame (9119-MHE) (POWER8) on EMC san?

Has anyone been able to install Ubuntu Server 14.04 or 14.10 on IBM E880 Frame (9119-MHE) (POWER8)? We are using EMC san disk and having issues at the detect disk phase - none of the drivers have ...
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Can you update from Ubuntu 12.04.1 to 14.04.1 on powerpc?

I have an iBook G4 that has Ubuntu 12.04 (precise) installed on it. Update Manager says there i can update to 14.04.1 LTS, and I would like to know whether or not I can update without any serious ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Macintosh PowerPC, no CD-drive, USB boot not working

I've got a Macintosh PowerPC G5 running on Mac OSX 10.4, it's a bit too old to upgrade to 10.5 and 10.4 doesn't have compatibility with much. I decided to install Ubuntu instead, I have attempted to ...
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iMac G4/800 (2.1) - nouveau or nv?

I'm having fun getting Ubuntu going on an old PowerPC G4 iMac with integrated nVidia grahics - Geforce 2 MX / NV11. (Fun of course is the goal, as the likelihood of this old system being useful is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 MATE dual boot PPC Mac OS 9 not bootable

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 the MATE edition alongside with my Mac operating systems on my eMac. Everything seemed to be going smoothly until I tried booting mac OS 9, all I got was the floppy disk ...
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How do you install GUI on POWERPC Ubuntu 14.10 Server?

I have a PowerPC iMac G4, and would like to have Utopic Unicorn Desktop on it alongside Mac OS X. Unfortunately, I have only found a Server ISO. Can I just do sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop Or ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 PPC live DVD/USB?

I'm probably stretching things with this but would anyone know where or how to obtain a live disk image of Ubuntu 14.10 for PowerPC? I can't use the server install because the Ethernet port is busted ...
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Why can't I access memtest from Ubuntu 12.04 Live CD on PPC?

I have a powerbook G4 laying around and I thought I would put ubuntu or lubuntu on it to learn about lunux. I currently have lubuntu PPC on the hard drive and it freezes after a few minutes of use and ...
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PDF Presenter Console is installed but invisible in Dash

I just installed PDF Presenter Console via the Ubuntu Software Center. The centre confirms that the program is installed, but I cannot see it in the installed applications in Dash. So I cannot open ...
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xubuntu power pc low requirements iso mirror

I am trying to restore an old iMac G3 with Xubuntu and I succeeded in installing 6.04 but I could not find a download for 14.04 PPC that supported installation below 194mb of RAM. I do not wish to ...
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Installation of Lubuntu 14.04 fails on PowerPC iMac G3 “mount: can't find /run in /etc/fstab”

I am trying to install Lubuntu on an iMac g3 because OS 9 stinks and that is about the only way to make one of these wastes of plastics useful. I burned a disk with the power pc version of Trusty ...
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How can I download my Ubuntu One data using a PowerMac G5, Mac OS X 10.5.8 (or a rooted Nexus 4 + remote fs)

I need to download my Ubuntu One data using a PowerMac G5 Early2005 DP 2.0GHz, Mac OS X 10.5.8 (or a rooted Nexus 4 8GB with real total storage 5.37GB). How should I do that? Thanks in advance, Michał ...
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libdvdcss2 install-cs.sh not completing on PowerPC Mac

Did an install of Lubuntu 12.04 a few days ago, and managed to get libdvdcss2 installed - all good, then I mucked up the installation because I'm a noob, and could no longer install Libdvdcss2. So, ...
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will updates harm my Kubuntu install on Mac iBook G4 PPC?

I'm really grateful to those who have made Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Lubuntu possible for the iBook G4! I recently installed Kubuntu to get a little extra productivity out of my old Mac, and it's working well. ...
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Getting Adobe Flash plugin on PowerBook G4 running Lubuntu

I am running Lubuntu on my PowerBook G4 with a PowerPC processor. If I want to install any file, should I be looking for the Linux version or the PowerPC version? I specifically want to get a Adobe ...
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how to eneter single user mode ubuntu 12.04 lts

I installed ubuntu 12.04lts precise pangolin without a hitch. Asked me to remove cd and restart which i did then I cannot get past Welcome to yaboot version 1.3.16 boot: I want to fix the issues ...
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Lubuntu 12.04 on powerbook g4 “Wireless Networks device not found (firmware missing)”

I installed Lubuntu 12.04 on my powerbook g4 but when I try to connect to WiFi it says "Wireless Networks device not found (firmware missing)" How do I fix this? I am new to Lubuntu (and terminal). I ...
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User friendly ubuntu distribution for Old PowerBook G4 15" [duplicate]

I have Mac PB G4 15" 1.5 with 512mb RAM, and need to use it office style, maybe some graphic processing but nothing fancy, I need, a user friendly distribution that could bring out the best of this ...
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Which version of Ubuntu will work on my PowerPC?

I'm using iMac PowerPC G5 1.8 GHz, 1GB RAM, 160GB HDD, and 10.5.4 Leopard OS. I want to run Ubuntu on my iMac. Please can anyone tell me which version will run in my system?
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No sound on powerpc, soundcard not detected

I am running Lubuntu 13.10 on, among other machines, a Mac iBook G4. I hear the signature sound on turning the machine on, but there is no sound when playing audio or video. ...
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Difference between Lubuntu Mini Core and Lubuntu Mini Desktop

I'm looking at using the minimal install for Lubuntu 13.10 on a Power PC iBook G4. I was originally going with the full Lubuntu 12.04 for PPC version on USB, but as of yet I have been unable to boot ...
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The connection was not supported by oFono

I have Lubuntu 13.10 on PowerMac G4(PowerPC). I installed kubuntu-desktop. Then restarted computer. I connect my modem and I am have this error : "The connection was not supported by oFono" How to ...
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PowerPC No OS How to install with USB

I have a PowerPC G3 that does not have an OS on it. I dont have a disk, but I do have an USB. I plug it in but I am not getting anything to install
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How do I install Ubuntu 12.04 PPC on a PowerPC G4 from commands line or fix the graphical mode?

I recently got a Mac as a gift, a PowerPC G4 , which has 1GB of RAM but came with no optical drive or hard drive. So I put a dvd burner and a hard drive of 40 GB I got. Then download an iso of Ubuntu ...
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Where can I download the latest version of Ubuntu for a PowerPC?

Where do we download the most current Ubuntu version for PowerPC Mac?
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Installing Lubuntu on a PPC Mac Pro

I have a Mac Pro (PPC Model, G3 Quicksilver) that I would like to run Lubuntu on. It has two internal HDDS: one is 41GB and the other is 20GB. Mac OS X is already on the 41GB drive, but I would like ...
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Run Ubuntu on an iMac G5

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 ...
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20in iMAC-iSight - 12.04 Black Screen with Mouse Icon after boot

I recently installed 12.04 onto a iMAC G5 2.1 GHz PPC. The install went fine and I am able too successfully boot, however upon boot I only see a black screen with a mouse pointer. My issue is the ...
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Lubuntu on Powerbook G4 not booting

Trying the alternate install CD for Lubuntu 12.10 for PowerPC on an old Powerbook G4. The install process seemed to go just fine, but trying to boot it up afterwards, I get this screen: ...
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OK, I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my powerbook g4, 1.33 17". Can I partition and set dual boot mac os x? (with out losing the ubuntu)

So get this, I find lots of Dual Booting help if I install the Mac os X software first, and I even have the original bootcamp disks and such, but I have Ubuntu working perfectly on the machine as my ...
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What UBUNTU iso do I use for my Old Powerbook G4 Mac, 17 " 1.33 with Radeon

I already tried LUBUNTU, but that was no better than tiger since firefox is not supported and I cant get videos to play or sound on the computer. At least with mac os I have all that. I am really ...
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Display Glitches

I recently came across a PPC G5 and wanted to install Lubuntu on it so I Dban'd the original HDD and loaded up my 12.10 Lubuntu Boot DVD and all was well until I clicked on the "Install Lubuntu" icon. ...
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Worth installing Ubuntu on 15" Powerbook G4?

I trying to figure out whether or not if i should install Ubuntu on my 15" Powerbook G4 1.25 GHz and I pretty sure the RAM is maxed out at 2 GB and also its currently running Mac OSX Leopard 10.5.8 ...
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Unable to boot to live DVD on Mac PowerBook G4

My mac is really old. The hardware sucks, but so does the software. I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit PowerPC on it, but whenever I try to boot to the live DVD, by either holding C' or ...
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Oracle Java 7 on Linux PowerPC

I give up trying to figure this one out on my own. The information on this website: http://www.yellowdog-board.com/viewtopic.php?t=2935 and on this one: ...
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How to boot without monitor with 12.04 on a PowerPC (yaboot)

So I just successfully installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my retired PowerMac G5. Everything is working great, but I would like to run this computer headless and use either SSH or VNC to control it. It ...
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Why I get a blank screen at boot of Ubuntu 12.04 LiveCD? [duplicate]

Hello I have downloaded the Ubuntu 12.04 live ISO and alternate ISO for ppc g5. I put them everyone in a CD and try to boot it holding C at restart and so far the only thing that I get is a blank ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: ReverseDDC is not working correctly

When I enter: man radeon I get the output: Option "ReverseDDC" "boolean" When BIOS connector informations aren't available, use this option to reverse the mapping of the 2 main DDC ports. Use this if ...
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No Try/Install Option - Live CD on PowerPC

I am using a Lubuntu 12.10 Live CD on a PowerPC G4. When I start the machine (and tell it to boot from CD (hold down "c" key)), I get a yaboot prompt, with options such as "live", "live-powerpc", ...
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What do I type to blacklist b43 in an installed Ubuntu system?

Initial boot into 12.04 on newworld ppc mac. b43 driver is missing. To run the live CD I booted with b43.blacklist=yes install went fine. Now I am stuck at boot. I want to boot regular Linux (as it's ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on my Mac PowerPC G5

How do I install Ubuntu on my powerpc G5? which version do I download? where do I download it from? and how do I get it to install? I tried burning ubuntu powerpc 12.04 and booting from the cd and all ...
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How to install Minecraft on PowerPC Lubuntu 12.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to correctly install and troubleshoot Minecraft (Client) I'm using the PowerPC version and also using an iMac G3 with nearly a gig of RAM and a 40GB Hard Drive as ...
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Ubuntu PPC Powerbook g4 wont boot live cd

I have a 867mhz Powerbook g4 ti. It has 1 gig of ram. I can not get it to boot any live cd for ppc architecture. I have even tried other distro's for ppc. All always do the same thing. They start to ...
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PowerBook displays “Fixing recursive fault but reboot is needed!” and stops booting

I have an old PowerBook G4 that worked (more or less) fine with a previous installation of Ubuntu Desktop 12.04. A few days ago I decided to install Ubuntu Server instead, and got a copy of Ubuntu ...
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Firmware/driver for Broadcom wifi card, PowerBook G4 running Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

This is my first time working with Ubuntu (or Linux), so please be patient. I am running Ubuntu 12.04-powerpc "Precise Pangolin" on a Mac PowerBook G4 with 1.67GHz processor. The firmware/driver for ...
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Ubuntu won't install on a Mac Mini G4 due to an error trying to install the `linux-powerpc-smp` kernel [closed]

Trying to install the Alternate Install 12.04 [ubuntu-12.04-alternate-powerpc (MD5 c57149dc4f31372912aab2856c08107b).iso] on a Mac Mini G4 meant to be a home server, I am getting this error message: ...