bootable usb-stick forPB G4 17" ?

Britt Dodd brittman914 at
Fri Apr 25 19:45:27 UTC 2014

AFAIK, OpenFirmware on the Powerbook G4 will not boot from USB devices,
except if its a CDROM. Or at least that was what I found when trying to
install Ubuntu/Gentoo/Lubuntu on my PBG4.

Unless the drive isn't stock, I believe all Powerbook G4's should be able
to read from and boot from DVDs, so you may want to consider burning a DVD
for use with Lubuntu, if you're able to.

On Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 3:24 PM, <farinet at> wrote:

> I vaguely someone here (Nio Wiklund???) described 2 years ago or so, how
> to make and how to boot a PB from a usb stick into live-lubuntu. Or is
> my memory failing? If i remember right, please could you point me to a
> link where i can learn your solution?
> I'd like to install lubuntu 14.04 on a PB G4 17" but i see the iso
> largely exceeds the cd-rom maximum ...
> Thanks a lot in advance!
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