Ubuntu Linux 5.04 for PowerPC (G3, G4, G5)

Publisher: Canonical Ltd
Type: System
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  • Front of Cardboard Folder 
  • LiveCD Desktop 
  • Install CD Silkscreen 
  • Live CD Silkscreen 
  • Inside of Cardboard Folder 
  • Entire Outside of Cardboard Folder 
  • Back of Cardboard Folder 

What is Ubuntu Linux 5.04 for PowerPC (G3, G4, G5)?

Ubuntu Linux 5.04 for PowerPC-based machines including Power Mac G3, G4, and G5, as mailed out by Canonical for free (not even the cost of shipping) to anyone who requested an install set.

Download Ubuntu Linux 5.04 for PowerPC (G3, G4, G5) for Mac

(591.2 MiB / 619.92 MB)
Install CD / ISO image, zipped
2 / 2024-02-11 / 994e1b705e13c03913e739bee62c6e131b8e5e0a / /
(593.16 MiB / 621.97 MB)
Live CD / ISO image, zipped
3 / 2024-02-11 / f85827ae223f4c0dc8bab8c001b09ab0a272d7bf / /



Compatibility notes

To use this Install CD, you must have a PowerPC computer with at least 32 MB of RAM, and at least 350 MB (for a minimal installation) or 1.8 GB (for a typical installation) free space on your hard disk. Your computer must also be configured to boot from a CD.

-- Insde of Case, Left Side

To use this Live CD, you must have a PowerPC computer with at least 128 MB of RAM. Your computer must be comfigured to boot from a CD. Note that a Live CD is much slower than the fully installed Ubuntu system, but allows you to test Ubuntu without affecting your existing software.

-- Inside of Case, Right Side

Writing the LiveCD image to a known-compatible USB flash drive resulted in a failed boot while the same ISO, written to a CD-RW, booted the uploader's G4 Quicksilver 2002 (with non-OEM replacement optical drive) just as successfully as the original factory-pressed disc.

Tested to boot in QEMU with the following command line but more work is needed to figure out which GPU to emulate and which video driver and resolution to select in order to get proper-looking graphics:

qemu-system-ppc -L pc-bios -M mac99,via=pmu -m 512 -cdrom Ubuntu_5.04_ppc_LiveCD.iso -boot d

Emulating this? It could probably run under: QEMU

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