Ubuntu/Kubuntu on Mac G5.

Brian Durant globetrotterdk at mac.com
Tue Jan 17 10:38:48 UTC 2006

Sorry for top posting, but I am using Mail.app in OS X, which  
fulfills all of my needs except that I have to top post :-(

I want to install Kubuntu Dapper Flight 3 on a second SATA internal  
drive. In the system profile, my Macintosh HD shows up with "disk0s3"  
as the BSD name, whereas the HD I want to install on has the BSD name  
of "disk1s3". Does the command for "sata/scsi: sudo mount -t hfsplus / 
dev/sdaX /mount/point" still apply for Ubuntu/Kubuntu?

I tried the Ubuntu Dapper Flight 3 PPC live-CD, which is the newest  
available, so the fan problem must still not have been addressed.



On 17. jan 2006, at 3.30, Larry Grover wrote:

> Brian Durant wrote:
>> Hi,
> - snip -
> I can't help with your earlier questions, but...
>> 4) How do you mount an HFS+ partition?
> for first ide drive:
> sudo mount -t hfsplus /dev/hdaX /mount/point
> for sata/scsi:
> sudo mount -t hfsplus /dev/sdaX /mount/point
>> 5) How do I spot my Macintosh HD when I install? What will it be   
>> listed as?
> For the first ide drive it should be hda, for sata or scsi it  
> should be sda.
> Are you planning to dual boot (OSX and Linux) from the same drive?  
> If so, you'll need to partition the drive and (re)install OSX, then  
> install Ubuntu.  There is some information about this on the wiki:
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Installation/PowerPC?highlight=%28install% 
> 29%7C%28powerpc%29
> and the Debian powerpc installation guide is also helpful:
> http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/powerpc/
>> 6) Solution for the fan reving problem?
> I think this is an issue of having proper thermal control in the  
> kernel.  I don't have one of these machines so I'm not certain, but  
> I think this is supposed to be fixed in recent kernels; you might  
> want to skip Breezy and go for the Dapper pre-release to get a  
> newer kernel.
>> I have more, but this is a good start. Glad to be back.
> Regards,
> Larry
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