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I've got this old PowerMac G3 (Blue and White) and I'm trying to get it to boot from a CD. It doesn't respond to the C key and the Command+Option+Shift+Delete won't work either. I booted into OpenFirmware mode, but none of the commands will make it boot either. The error message or whatever says unrecognized. Can anyone help me with this?
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What kind of a CD are you trying to boot from? Has to be made bootable for this to happen, such as an operating system, software disks etc.
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It's an operating system disc, for Ubuntu. I can't do much else with it, so i figured I'd try it out.
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Try and download a later version of Ubuntu. Maybe the CD has failed. Would the CD by chance for installation of a PC?
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ok, i'll try getting a new cd or a newer version, but it's not platform-specific.
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Feisty Fawn may well be the go down near the foot of the page:-

http://releases.ubuntu.com/7.04/
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You cannot boot a Linux Cd in a g3... what OS are you using

G4 1.33 GHz, 1.5 GB RAM, 60 GB Hard Disk, Slot-load SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW). Mac OS X 10.5.6
G3 400 MHz, 512 MB RAM, 120 GB Hard Drive, Combo Drive (CD-RW/DVD-ROM), Mac OS X 10.4.10
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any ubuntu version after 7 will NOT work on a ppc mac (which is wat u have).
and if the disk was made bootable on a windows machine, it also will not boot on a mac. I do not know y, i just had the same experience.
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Course it will work on PowerPc. Go to this link and download:-

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=413447
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srry harry, i meant all 7 versions.... 8 wont work. as for the non bootable windows disk, y does that happen?
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