In the next tutorial I am going to teach you install Linux Ubuntu, En a Mackintosh Power PC G4This will help us get this sensational personal computer ahead of its time out of the drawer of oblivion.
The installation will be done from Ubuntu, although it can be done with any Linux distro have a version for these personal computers.
El Mac Power PC G4 that I am going to use is a machine with a Motorola processor 400Mhz PPC, it has a ram memory of 1Gb spread over four slots of 256Mb each one, the graphics card that comes installed as standard is a 128Mb ATI Rage, all this with a storage medium or hard disk of only 10Gb.
To install Ubuntu in this machine that belongs to the past, and update it to be able to give a more adequate service to its potential, we will have two different ways to install this Linux distro.
First way, with a minimal Ubuntu cd
This is the way more comfortable to get install the version of Ubuntu that we choose from the list of available images.
We just have to download the iso corresponding to the selected version, the largest occupies only 27Mby burn it on a cd using any free burner.
Once the iso is burned, we will turn on the Power PC at the same time we press the key C, and on the screen that appears we will type "Cli" and we will give "Enter".
Immediately an assistant will come out who will ask us a few questions of the type of default language for installation, or keyboard type, it will automatically detect our Hardware and everything necessary for an optimal installation will be downloaded from the network.
It goes without saying that we will need to be connected to the network via Ethernet.
Second way, with an Ubuntu Live CD
Like the first way, we will have to download an iso image and burn it on a cd, the only difference is that this iso is much larger, since it occupies almost the 700Mb, in addition to having all the necessary files, we should not have active internet connection.
The link that I have left you is to download the Ubuntu 12 04 Live CD, which is the latest stable version of Ubuntu.
Once burned on a CD, we will insert the aforementioned medium in our Power PC and we will turn it on while keeping the keys pressed. Command + alt + f + oIf we do not have a Mac-type keyboard and what we have is a conventional keyboard, you must use the button as command key OTHER, and as a key ALT the Windows prompt.
The screen of the open-firmware where we will type the following line:
- boot cd:; \ install \ yaboot