bootable usb-stick forPB G4 17" ?

Israel israeldahl at
Sat Apr 26 02:33:53 UTC 2014

On 04/25/2014 03:03 PM, Lars Noodén wrote:
>> 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!
> On 25.04.2014 22:45, Britt Dodd wrote:
>> 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.
> I boot from USB stick on a Titanium PowerBook G4.  Use dd to put the
> image onto the stick then do something like the following at the OF boot
> prompt:
> 	boot usb1/@1:2,\\yaboot
> It will be either usb1 or usb0 depending on the port used.
> Regards,
> /Lars
Hey Lars,
This is AWESOME!!
I am so incredibly impressed by the sheer awesomeness of being able to
do this (doing it right now on my old iBook)


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