Re: G5 doesn´t like UBUNTU 6.10?
you're better off going to the Ubuntu Forums with this problem. The website is http://www.ubuntuforums.org. This is a Debian mailing list after all! I also tried Ubuntu 6.10 on this machine (iBook G3 700 MHz) and it wasn't a pleasant experience. The support in X.org for Macintosh keyboards is broken in Ubuntu 6.10. Also Ubuntu no longer officially supports the PowerPC version so you may be better off installing Debian Etch as I did. You can download installers for Debian Etch here: http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/. But as I said please report problems with Ubuntu to the Ubuntu folks. Ubuntu is based on Debian but there are difference in how they both work so the Ubuntu support channels are more likely to be able to help you. Hope this doesn't sound too nasty!
On Tue, 06 Mar 2007 00:13:37 +0100
Pedro Silva <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hi there!
> I am having trouble installing Ubuntu 6.10 on my G5 (specs below)
> I am using the live CD that I used on my Pbook G4 and without any
> problems. Just works and install swiftly..
> On the other hand the G5 doesn´t even boot the live CD, therefore
> impossible to install it.
> Again, Pbook Ti G4 works fine, rock solid.
> Tried to google it but not good results so far.
> So I wonder if any of you guys and gals know how to make it work,
> since I want to dual boot on this machine.
> Machine Name: iMac G5
> Machine Model: PowerMac12,1
> CPU Type: PowerPC G5 (3.1)
> Number Of CPUs: 1
> CPU Speed: 2.1 GHz
> L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
> Memory: 1.5 GB
> Bus Speed: 700 MHz
> Boot ROM Version: 5.2.6f1
> Cheers to all!
> Pedro Silva