You can download PowerPC distros prior to version Anything before G5 can only use a bit Linux.
It’s easy to upgrade.
Starting with version That was also the biggest reason I had problems. I do, however, have a few 8 GB and larger USB flash drives, and there are plenty of instructions online for properly formatting the flash drive and getting the bootable ISO installed. And none of them worked on my Power Mac G5. I would spend hours trying this, that, and the other thing. Formatting the flash drive was the easy part; installing the ISO and creating a bootable system stumped me.
The only method I found that worked for creating a bootable USB flash drive with Lubuntu on it required me to use Etcher , a freeware app that takes an ISO and creates a bootable flash drive from it. I had to use one of my Macs with OS X In other words, you need a fairly modern Mac to create the bootable flash drive you need to launch Linux on PowerPC Macs. Etcher dutifully imaged the ISO file to the flash drive. Start your Mac, hold down the C key, and it will boot from whatever is in your optical drive.
On most Macs, if you hold down the Option key marked Opt on some Mac keyboards, Alt on Windows keyboard at startup, your Mac will present you with all the bootable options on your computer. But no matter what I did, the USB thumb drive never showed up as an option.
Whatever the reason, my last generation Power Mac G5 will only boot from the flash drive if I startup in Open Firmware. Hold down Cmd, Opt, O, and F at startup and hold them down until text appears on the upper left corner of your display. Launch OF. That can take a while, as OF tests all your system memory every time you launch it. Just hold those 4 keys down until OF tells you to let go of them. That worked perfectly with my Late Power Mac G5, but it would not work with my older 2.
If you have more than one bootable device, type devalias at the prompt, hit Return , and you will see a lengthy list of devices like this. That was a bit of a rabbit trail for me.
But that only worked on one of my Power Mac G5s. The other three I tried simply would not boot from the flash drive. This was an exercise in frustration!
Once I saw that Lubuntu ran decently on my ancient Power Mac G5 Dual, I knew that I wanted to install it on a hard drive so it would boot more quickly and allow me to add more software. I really appreciate the concise, thorough, helpful explanations of what each choice means. Ubuntu knows that we are interested in making informed decisions and that it needs to educate us through the process. Or so it seemed. Then it wanted to upgrade from How can I remove Okay, I should have just started with the Lubuntu I wanted you to understand the frustration of trying to do things with a USB flash drive before telling you to bite the bullet and burn a DVD-R disk with the distro of your choosing.
You can burn a CD-R, but that usually means trimming the Linux distro to fit on a disc.
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Advanced embedding details, examples, and help! Publication date Topics install , dvd , apple , mac os. Reviewer: macgeek - favorite favorite - August 26, Subject: I found a better post. Reviewer: karluag - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - August 4, Subject: installing on macbook A Downloaded the iso image and proceeded to make a Mac OS X bootable USB on windows.
I used imageusb and installed. I was very happy to find this Many thanks to all.