Find the answer to your Linux question:
Results 1 to 4 of 4
ok... i have 3 different PPC versions of linux on cd now... and they all do the same thing... system specs. imac - green gen1 333mhz processor 256mb ram 20gb ...
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    2

    Unhappy imac install problem


    ok... i have 3 different PPC versions of linux on cd now... and they all do the same thing...

    system specs.
    imac - green gen1
    333mhz processor
    256mb ram
    20gb HD

    the problem is i hold the c key when powering on...

    the system boots from the install cd just fine...

    gets all the way to the boot: prompt and i lose the keyboard...

    i have tried opensuse/ppc, debian/ppc, and crux/ppc they all have no keyboard when they boot from the cd...

    any help would be much appreciated...

    thanks,
    Chris

  2. #2
    Linux Guru antidrugue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Montreal, Canada
    Posts
    3,211
    You have an USB keyboard?

    iMac Gen 1? An iMac G3?

    It seems to work ok with Debian Sarge using the "expert" install at prompt.

    Still, have you tryed Ubuntu?
    http://pingswept.org/2006/01/08/inst...-on-a-g3-imac/
    "To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."

    -Bruce Lee

  3. #3
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    2
    i should have stated rev A. imac g3 333mhz

    anyway... i can't type expert at the prompt... that is the problem...

    no usb keyboard support appears to be the issue...

    the cd seems to boot fine, but when it gets to the prompt where you are supposed to type install... the keyboard isnt responding...

    i can install darwin without any problems, but i dont want to have to build all of the components from scratch...

    thanks,
    Chris

  4. $spacer_open
    $spacer_close
  5. #4
    Linux Guru antidrugue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Montreal, Canada
    Posts
    3,211
    This
    http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=117335
    looks a lot like your issue.

    But the "solution" seems a little too much.

    Maybe you could try the latest Ubuntu Dapper Beta, I bet it got very nice PPC support:
    http://releases.ubuntu.com/6.06/
    "To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."

    -Bruce Lee

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •