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I have an iMac G5 PowerPC which I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on. I'm following this guide and installing the Ubuntu from USB flash disk.
However, I can't go further than "Stopping system V runlevel compatibility" or "Stopping save kernel messages". It just stops there. Why is that happening?
Any ideas how to solve it?

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you might want to try finding and installing the 64 bit version of ubuntu for ppc. I found the net installer below and had much more luck with it with my imac with a G5 chip. I think it has something to do with the system architecture - like the g5 chips only support 64 bit or something (not really sure).

http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/dists/precise-updates/main/installer-powerpc/current/images/powerpc64/netboot/mini.iso

best of luck!

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