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Ubuntu 10.10 PowerPC
USB device installation
- Use 'Startup Disk Creator' from the System > Administration menu from an i386/x86-64 Ubuntu installation (as the PowerPC version of Ubuntu doesn't support SYSLINUX, but the install CD contains the yaboot bootloader that is required, and it will be transferred to the USB).
- Choose the downloaded Ubuntu Desktop 10.10 PPC .iso file or burned CD-ROM as the Source.
Install Yaboot boot loader
- Read the precautions at this page, Boot PowerPC Macs via USB 2.0 drives
- Power on while holding four keys down, option+Apple+o+f. This takes you into Openfirmware.
0 >prompt (See step 4 in the above reference.)
- Note the exact usb device addresses.
- By experimentation, I found that my USB device would boot after setting the boot-device with this command:
setenv boot-device /pci@f2000000/usb@1b/disk@1:1,\install\yaboot
- If the USB disc is not around, the default boot-device will boot your regular Mac installation.
- Check your setting with this command:
- Your system may have different addresses, so it may take a while to discover the proper address.
Dual Boot with Mac OS X Leopard version 10.5
- Use the Mac install DVD to resize and create partitions (including swap) for Ubuntu
- Burn the Ubuntu installation CD and install Ubuntu into the new partition by booting the CD-ROM.
- Use System > Administration > Additional Drivers to install the Broadcom B43 wireless driver.
- Use Ubuntu Software Center to search for Sugar. Install Sugar, the emulator for the Sugar Desktop Environment, plus dependencies and Activities suitable for Sugar 0.88