1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 9, 2012 12:37 AM by Knucklesmac
VedantMathur Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have an iBook that had a wiped hard drive, i tried installing 10.4.1 from a boot cd, but it got to the point where it asked me for a second cd. I googled it and found there are actually four cds. No one told me that. Now whenever i boot, it asks for a second CD. I want to install Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS. I tred holding down *C*, but it wont do. I know the CD is PPC, and an iBook G4 is a PPC. How do I install it. Or someone can give me Disk 2-4. Thank You.

 

PS. It has 256MB of ram.


iBook, Mac OS X (10.4.1), Not installed completely
  • 1. Re: iBook does not boot from CD
    Knucklesmac Level 4 Level 4 (2,225 points)

    Hello,

     

    You have to option open to you.

    First you can buy a retail copy of Mac OS X 10.4. There are some vendors which sale a copy on auction sites.

    You could upgrade your iBook with double the memory and provided it's above 800Mhz you could install Mac OS X 10.5 leopard. Which you will find the DVD disk more accessible then Mac OS X 10.4

     

    The next option is to download and install a copy of Ubuntu which is compatible with your iBook.

    If you wish to install Ubuntu then I would refer you to the following site for further information and support

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PowerPCFAQ

     

    If you're installing Linux for PPC, please understand the application limitations, as not all Linux based applications will work with the PPC version.

     

    Best of luck