Ubuntu Advantage is the professional support package from the experts at Canonical. Get 24x7 support with access to engineers with first-hand experience of your issues. It includes Landscape, the systems management tool, for monitoring, managing, patching, and compliance reporting on all your Ubuntu. Get this: you can even install Ubuntu Linux on a PowerPC Mac (the old type using G5 processors). And we're not talking about an old version of Linux. We're talking about Ubuntu 16.04 (or even the.

OldWorld PowerMacs will not boot a Ubuntu CD, because OldWorld computers relied on a Mac OS ROM CD boot driver to be present on the CD, and a free-software version of this driver is not available. All OldWorld systems have floppy drives, so use the floppy drive to launch the installer, and then point the installer to the CD for the needed files. Linux and BSD Unix are free, open source operating systems that have long been available on Apple Macintosh hardware but not nearly as widely deployed as the Mac OS. The focus of this group is choosing a good version of Linux or BSD to run on your PowerPC Mac, primarily so you have access to more modern software (especially browsers) than Mac OS X 10.5.8 Leopard (last updated August.

The easiest route for most people will be to use an Ubuntu CD.If you have a CD, and if your machine supports booting directly offthe CD, great! Simplyinsert your CD, reboot, and proceed to the next chapter.

Note that certain CD drives may require special drivers, and thus beinaccessible in the early installation stages. If it turns out thestandard way of booting off a CD doesn't work for your hardware,revisit this chapter and read about alternate kernels and installationmethods which may work for you.

Even if you cannot boot from CD-ROM, you can probably install theUbuntu system components and any packages you want from CD-ROM.Simply boot using a different medium and when it'stime to install the operating system, base system, and any additionalpackages, point the installation system at the CD-ROM drive.

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If you have problems booting, see Section 5.4, “Troubleshooting the Installation Process”.

Currently, the only PowerPC subarchitectures that support CD-ROMbooting are PReP/CHRP (though not all systems) and New World PowerMacs.On PowerMacs, hold the c key, or else the combination ofCommand, Option,Shift, and Deletekeys together while booting to boot from the factory default CD/DVD drive.

OldWorld PowerMacs will not boot a Ubuntu CD, because OldWorldcomputers relied on a Mac OS ROM CD boot driver to be present on the CD,and a free-software version of this driver is not available. AllOldWorld systems have floppy drives, so use the floppy drive to launchthe installer, and then point the installer to the CD for the neededfiles.

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To boot Ubuntu CD/DVD on Pegasos II machine, hold Esc key immediately after pressing the power-on button, when SmartFirmware prompt appears, type

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On YDL Powerstation machine, pres s immediately after Press 's' to enter Open Firmware message, when SLOF prompt appears type

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The other day, I got an old Mac Mini PowerPC from 2005. And I decided to install Linux on it instead of using an old version of Mac OSX. Fun, ins’t it?

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The first thing I did was to download the ISO image of the last version of Ubuntu and burn it on CD. But unfortunately, I discovered that the CD player wasn’t working anymore. 😐
I then tried to put Ubuntu on a USB key and boot on it. But it didn’t work either… This machine didn’t seem to be able to boot from a USB stick.

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So how am I going to install Linux without a CD player and USB?
FireWire? Maybe, but I don’t have anything on FireWire.
The answer is netboot! 😀 Indeed, my last chance was to install it via netboot.

Here are the steps I followed:

  1. Install tftp on another Linux machine in your local network
  2. Configure tftp. Please find below the configuration file I used:
  3. Put the Ubuntu files in the folder /mnt/tftpboot (in my case). I copied the files of the last version of Ubuntu “Quantal”: http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/dists/quantal/main/installer-powerpc/current/images/powerpc/netboot/
  4. Reboot the Mac Mini and enter the Open Firmware by holding “Option”+”Command”+”o”+”f”
  5. Type the following command to start the install:

    With 192.168.2.100 the IP address of the machine where tftp is installed.

  6. Follow the Ubuntu installation steps and enjoy! 🙂

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