trying to install 4.10 ("warty-warthog") on a "Titanium" powerbook
cja1 at datasync.com
Sun Mar 20 20:53:10 UTC 2005
I have a powerbook with the following:
standard internal modem, ethernet and airport card for the time it was
built (late november/ early december 2002) [i.e. 56k modem, 802.11b
compatable wireless card, 10/100 ethernet]
1GHz G4 CPU
combo drive [CD-RW/DVD-R
(and no I don't have a floppy, but I can dig out my USB external zip
drive if that's absolutely needed)]
60 GB HDD 3 partitions: ("HDD" the boot partition for MacOS 10.3.8 and
Mac OS Classic, "shared" both HFS+) and a blank partition ("free space"
according to MacOS, I think that means unformatted). Where I intend to
put Ubuntu. Shared is intended as a partition to mount for both
Unbuntu and MacOS, hence the name Shared. The free-space partition is
the first partition.
I've attempted and failed to get the computer to boot up via the CD (I
understand that's a 1st step to install Am I correct?).
Besides a corrupted ISO file, what else could it be?
What I have done already (vis-a-vis burning the ISO): I've tried
dragging the *.iso file onto the CD and burn, I've tried uncompressing
the *.iso, selecting all and dragging these into a folder and dragging
the folder to burn it (I can't see sanity in paying $100, $250 or
however much toast costs now, when I can burn CDs with just OS X).
I've tried rebooting and holding the alt key down: this mounts all the
disks then gives every bootable drive mounted. Only my hard drive
shown up (not the Ubuntu CD that I burned).
PS: I've given up installing on the old PC... thanks for your help on
that (when the "low memory instructions specified a processor one
later, pentium II vs. my comp's: Cyrix 6x86), I knew I couldn't do it
without jury rigging something and I've got way too little experience
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