Dapper Drake hangs on iMac
Ian.Orchard at ihug.co.nz
Wed Aug 16 10:16:16 BST 2006
Greetings O mitey computing gurus,
I thought I would give Kubuntu a try to see how newbie-friendly it
might be. I downloaded v6.06 to a 500MHz iMac and burned the CD from
the disk image. It is recognised by OSX as a bootable volume and
boots from a Cmd-C start.
However, after churning through the startup sequence, the cursor
blinks briefly top left, a green bar flashes momentarily and the
screen blacks out. Disk activity continues for a few seconds then
everything stops. The iMac has to be crashed to restart.
Anyone got any suggestions as to what the problem might be?
I just checked it on a 1.2GHz iBook and apart from dropping out of
the launch sequence blue screen to a generic terminal style display,
Kubuntu booted just fine. Unfortunately, this exercise is to see if
elderly iMacs can be given a new lease of life with an alternative
OS. I'm hoping ultimately to load it onto a 233MHz original Bondi
Blue iMac that still has some meat on the bone.
Keep in touch....Ian Orchard <mailto:Ian.Orchard at ihug.co.nz>
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