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#1 computerxpds

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 02:16 PM

Well last night I decided to install ubuntu for PowerPC and use it on my iBook, after I installed it and restarted I am unable to boot it, i can get to where it requests me to press enter to boot but then just a blank screen.

Any ideas? :thumbsup:
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Posted 21 September 2010 - 04:53 PM

Have you tried reinstalling it? Do you get the same result?

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 05:48 PM

Yes I have and yes I get the same result. :thumbsup: But I can boot using the live disc just fine I just have to use the live video=ofonly command.
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Posted 21 September 2010 - 11:16 PM

Nope, no idea. I ran into a similar problem once, with a distro called WattOS, based on Ubuntu, installing on an older laptop -- but not PowerPC. Reinstalling it fixed it for me. I assume that somehow it's input/output got redirected in the first install. Sounds like your problem is more fundamental.

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 07:34 AM

But I can boot using the live disc just fine I just have to use the live video=ofonly command.


By using this command when running the Live CD - You are using a generic video driver.

You most likely need to set up the video card/drivers properly.

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 09:39 AM

Have you seen the instructions listed in link below or similar?
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/7...pg2.html?cat=15

Instructions 6 thru 9 are what would be of interest.
“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss
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Posted 28 September 2010 - 03:20 PM

But I can boot using the live disc just fine I just have to use the live video=ofonly command.


By using this command when running the Live CD - You are using a generic video driver.

You most likely need to set up the video card/drivers properly.


Yes but how would I go about configuring them?
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Posted 28 September 2010 - 05:47 PM

I don't run Ubuntu, but should be able to get you started in the right direction- and you should be able to do this while running the live CD

1st- you need to know what video card your computer has

Run this command from a terminal

lspci | grep VGA


More detailed information can be found by running

sudo lshw -C video


For a list of supported video cards, please see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupportComponentsVideoCards.


Have a read here : https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto

and here : http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/xorg

Edited by Ramchu, 28 September 2010 - 05:56 PM.





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