Message from discussion ** Is PowerPc Imac able to boot up to a Linux cd?
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From: Dennis <nore...@example.org>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2012 11:11:31 +0100
Subject: Re: ** Is PowerPc Imac able to boot up to a Linux cd?
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Have you been using the powerpc version of debian. In my power mac g4 it
works like a charm
> Hello There:
> I got an IMac G5 PowerPc with Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger operating system.
> I would like to install Linux in it, I downloaded Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Debian
> I have Kopix as well. When I boot the Imac, with the cd inside I press "C"
> to boot up from the Cd/Dvd to no avail. I tried with all the Linux.
> I tried also to press the "Option" key but won't read the Cd/Dvd unless it
> a Mac cd like the 10.4 Tiger operating system. My question is the
> Is a IMac G5 PowerPc able to boot up to a Linux cd?? I tried to boot up
> from a USB memory stick w/Linux in it to no avail.
> I heard that Macs with the Intel processor don't have this problem, is it
> with the PowerPc Processors?
> Thank you in advance.