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:


At this point it's frozen, and about 10 minutes later it just powers down.

Side note: If this is significant, originally tried the standard Lubuntu install disc. The Lubuntu logo shows up but eventually freezes and shuts down before the option screen appears.

  • It looks to me like you have a failing hard disk. It may be worth scanning the drive for errors then posting any errors on your question. – SimplySimon Jul 29 '13 at 16:18
  • Thanks for the suggestion. Which diagnostic tool would you recommend in this case? – Satosuke Jul 29 '13 at 16:25
  • I'm afraid that I don't have a MAC, so I don't know what's available. – SimplySimon Jul 29 '13 at 16:31
  • Just use the Disk Tool from the live disk. – papukaija Jul 29 '13 at 16:57

Its not a failed hdd.

Add "Linux snd-powermac.blacklist=yes" without quotes as an argument in yaboot and see if that solves it. Look at the following links for additional help.

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PowerPCKnownIssues https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1066435

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