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Aw...no joy for Pismo as Ubuntu machine?
Posted by: Greg the dogsitter
Date: April 18, 2006 08:54PM
No booting from the DVD. <sad face>

I'm guessing that's because of the 3rd-party DVD drive I have in there?

I've tried putting the disc into the PowerBook, which then goes into Target mode. But the Pismo doesn't see either the PB or the disc with the option-key boot chooser.

Clever suggestions are most welcome.

GtDS



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Re: Aw...no joy for Pismo as Ubuntu machine?
Posted by: WHiiP
Date: April 18, 2006 08:58PM
Was there an earlier post about this, or is this all there is to choose from?





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Re: Aw...no joy for Pismo as Ubuntu machine?
Posted by: Greg the dogsitter
Date: April 18, 2006 08:58PM
Huh?
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Re: Aw...no joy for Pismo as Ubuntu machine?
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: April 18, 2006 09:02PM
Did you put the Pismo in TDM and try copying the disc over to the Pismo's HD?

BGnR
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Re: Aw...no joy for Pismo as Ubuntu machine?
Posted by: microchip13
Date: April 18, 2006 09:04PM
Don't use Ubuntu?



Seriously, it'd be tricky, but you could netboot it.



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Re: Aw...no joy for Pismo as Ubuntu machine?
Posted by: Greg the dogsitter
Date: April 18, 2006 09:05PM
BigGuynRusty Wrote:
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> Did you put the Pismo in TDM and try copying the
> disc over to the Pismo's HD?

Don't I need to boot from the disc to install? If so, how can I do that with the disc contents copied to the HD? Maybe I'm not understanding.
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Re: Aw...no joy for Pismo as Ubuntu machine?
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: April 18, 2006 09:09PM
Greg the dogsitter Wrote:
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> BigGuynRusty Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Did you put the Pismo in TDM and try copying
> the
> > disc over to the Pismo's HD?
>
> Don't I need to boot from the disc to install? If
> so, how can I do that with the disc contents
> copied to the HD? Maybe I'm not understanding.


I don't know GtDS, is this a flavor of unix?
Do you have the instructions?
If the disc won't boot from that drive that most likely means that ubuntu won't see it after install.

BGnR
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Re: Aw...no joy for Pismo as Ubuntu machine?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: April 18, 2006 09:41PM
I feel guilty.

First I recommend MySQL and now this!



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Re: Aw...no joy for Pismo as Ubuntu machine?
Posted by: Panopticon
Date: April 18, 2006 09:41PM
Shame that DSL [www.damnsmalllinux.org] isn't available for PPC machines. Maybe you could try the CD version or the Live CD of either Ubuntu or another Linux distro for PPC.

Just a thought...








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Re: Aw...no joy for Pismo as Ubuntu machine?
Posted by: microchip13
Date: April 18, 2006 09:53PM
Debian, my current favorite OS since slax live discs aren't installable.



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"...but I think that to make your dream a reality, having a dream itself is a mandatory prerequisite"
From A Book: Walking Through The Impossible

Just because it has two clutches, shifts faster, uses a torque converter or has near-infinite gear ratios, requires less driver intervention and is more efficient doesn't make it better in my opinion.
Save The Manual Transmission
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Re: Aw...no joy for Pismo as Ubuntu machine?
Posted by: bangman
Date: April 18, 2006 10:15PM
I installed Ubuntu on a tray loading iMac. Runs beautifully. Had to do a few tweaks to get it right but after that, it's pretty fast.



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Re: Aw...no joy for Pismo as Ubuntu machine?
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: April 18, 2006 10:36PM
There is also Yellow Dog Linux. It is a clone of RedHat. It is the only OS other than OS X that Apple allows to be sold on Macs.
www.terrasoft.com

Ubuntu for PPC is a relatively new thing so support is iffy. By support I mean from the community and in terms of what hardware it will work with. Yellow Dog has been doing this for a long time and has a pretty good track record with PPC. You may need to use an older version of YDL for the Pismo though.



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Re: Aw...no joy for Pismo as Ubuntu machine?
Posted by: Panopticon
Date: April 19, 2006 05:41AM
ztirffritz, Good idea but "www.terrasoft.com" is no good.

New Link for YellowDog: [www.terrasoftsolutions.com]









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Re: Aw...no joy for Pismo as Ubuntu machine?
Posted by: $tevie
Date: April 19, 2006 10:50AM
I installed YDL 3 on my iMac DVSE a few years back and it went very well. I would guess it would work well on the Pismo, too. I think there may have been an issue with YDL 4 working with the Pismo's CD drive, but I could be remembering wrong or else it was corrected long ago, for all I know. Woops, I just noticed you have a 3rd-party DVD drive in there so I guess it's a moot point.
[www.linuxiso.org]



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Re: Aw...no joy for Pismo as Ubuntu machine?
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: April 19, 2006 07:20PM
Oops, I should have checked it out. Thanks for catching that.



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