MintPPC - problem with GRUB - Installation Failed

MacosTut

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Nothing. a few second reading disc, after a few second started up installed Lubuntu 12.
This ISO file no booting on my iBook.
Ok, Im going try damm small linux
 


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Hmm...

Doesn't that computer have a strange CPU (Apple-only)? If so, it'll require a distro that's meant to work on that architecture.


Your MintPPC was one such distro - but there are a few others you can look at.
 

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Hmm...

Doesn't that computer have a strange CPU (Apple-only)? If so, it'll require a distro that's meant to work on that architecture.


Your MintPPC was one such distro - but there are a few others you can look at.
I double checked the spec's of OP iBook and it says under software:
Mac OS X version 10.3 “Panther”

Is this one of those Mac's that you can't put Linux on KGILL?
 

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I double checked the spec's of OP iBook and it says under software:
Mac OS X version 10.3 “Panther”

Is this one of those Mac's that you can't put Linux on KGILL?
They should be able to find a distro that works by following the link I posted. Their selection is going to be really limited (without an ungodly amount of work and technical expertise) as their CPU architecture is wonky.

That Mac has a different CPU architecture. PowerPC is what's in it. It's not i386 or anything like that - it requires that the kernel (and software) has been compiled to work on that specific architecture.

To compare it (kinda, loosely), it would be similar to trying to install a 64 bit (only) OS on 32 bit hardware. It's simply the wrong architecture and isn't going to work. A few distros still offer PPC builds to keep the old Macs alive.

Their best choice might be a BSD. Such as this:

 

MacosTut

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On this Mac is Mac OS Leopard 10.5.8 maximum software, but many years unsupported.
I tryed many linux distro, inclusive MintPPC, bodhi, Damn Small linux) and works only Lubuntu 12.
Ok Im goint try FreeBSD, Thank u Guys
 

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You need a distro that has a PPC build.

I have no idea if yours is 32 or 64 bit. That's up to you to figure out.

This is one page for example:


I don't know much more about it, as I was never a Mac person - not even back in the day.
 

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You need a distro that has a PPC build.

I have no idea if yours is 32 or 64 bit. That's up to you to figure out.

This is one page for example:


I don't know much more about it, as I was never a Mac person - not even back in the day.
OP's machine is 32-bit.

Thanks for helping out:-
 

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