I have a powermac MDD G4 and would like to know if anyone know the step by step tutorial in how to replace OS X Leopard with the new Debian 7.4
The DVD is here: http://cdimage.debia...owerpc/iso-dvd/
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Posted 28 February 2014 - 02:12
Posted 28 February 2014 - 13:49
Looking at that tutorial is kind of difficult to follow and do... don't understand what do I need first... I am a noob in this... I have the yaboot prompt "boot:" them what is next? because If I just click enter it will boot into a blank screen.
Posted 28 February 2014 - 13:58
ok try this
After booting is complete: Type: ctrl-option-F1 (should give you a command prompt, may take a couple of tries) Type: sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf (return) In the Monitor section, change "HorizSync" to 58-62 and "VertRefresh" to 75-117. Disable DRI. In the Module section, put a hash mark (#) at the beginning of the line containing "load dri". If you have no Module section, make one like this: Section "Module" Disable "glx" Disable "dri" EndSection Type: ctrl-O (return) to write edited file Type: ctrl-X to exit nano back to command line Type: sudo /etc/init.d/gdm restart (return) to restart Gnome. (In Dapper and Edgy, the restart command is broken. Use sudo killall -HUP gdm instead.)
should also take you to command prompt
Posted 28 February 2014 - 14:15
Ok, but if I wait until the booting is complete it will go to a blank screen... this is the issue here... I can't do anything when the monitor turned off itself. My only options are in the begin when the yaboot "boot" is ready. What do I need to do in there?
Posted 28 February 2014 - 16:26
Thank you for all your replies guys but I ended up downloading and burning Lubuntu 13.10 PPC edition. It is more noob proof than Debian. So I will report how my experience was with Lubuntu.
Posted 28 February 2014 - 16:56
I'm curious to hear how well it runs. I have an iBook G4 sitting unused because OS X 10.5 is so outdated and slow, hardly anything works on it anymore.
Posted 28 February 2014 - 17:04
Well, the experience is almost the same thing... ended up this time in a blank screen without turning off the monitor. I tried live video=radeonfb:1024x768-32@60 and does not make a difference. I have not try yet "nomodeset" don't know it will make a difference. Now I am wondering if my powermac g4 MDD is compatible or is the Radeon 128MB of ram video the issue here?
Posted 28 February 2014 - 17:19
fedora has a powerpc version as well. worth a try if you're willing