iMac install

volvoguy volvoguy at
Sun Sep 19 21:22:47 UTC 2004

On Sun, 19 Sep 2004 19:18:44 +0100, Colin Watson <cjwatson at> 
> Apparently some Mac models require Command-Option-Shift-Delete rather
> than C.

I tried that too and it just booted OSX in "safe mode".  *shrug*

It's an odd problem. I can boot the OSX cd just fine, but I burned
about 4 Ubuntu cd's last night that all appeared to be just fine and
my iMac wouldn't do a thing with them. Oddly enough, the Ubuntu discs
weren't even recognized while I was IN OSX - like it couldn't mount
them or something. I could put the same disc in a windows or linux
machine and mount/read it just fine. Weird.

Since I can't get it working, maybe someone can answer this question
for me. Does Ubuntu run faster or feel more responsive than OSX on
older machines? I'm assuming that it does (which is why I wanted to
install it), because I know that all the drop shadows and transparency
in OSX utilize a lot of resources.

Thanks for all the suggestions. I guess my Ubuntu iMac just wasn't meant to be. 


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