Install Ubuntu Server 8.04 on PowerMac G5 (powerpc)

1. Download Ubuntu Server 8.04 LTS server CD (Powerpc).
2. Boot from CD.
3. Start installation… (Guided Partitioning using entire disk.)
4. DO NOT reboot the system when installation is done. (Because the yaboot.conf was not properly set. It causes the system cannot start) Ctrl+Alt+F2 or Ctrl+Alt+F3 and login to a terminal:
1) chroot /target

2) nano /etc/yaboot.conf


3) ybin –v
5.  If you have restarted without modifying yaboot.conf, you will need to boot with an Ubuntu 8.04 desktop powerpc CD and
a. Open an terminal window:
mkdir /mnt/sda2
mount /dev/sda2 /mnt/sda2
vi /mnt/sda2/etc/yaboot.conf
ybin –v –C /mnt/sda2/etc/yaboot.conf
b. Restart the computer

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