Any hope for my ancient mac?

Asked by Allicroc on 2009-11-07

So, being a penniless student, I have this ancient mac that I would like get to be a bit more functional (it can't cope with broadband) while spending as little money as possible. I recently discovered the wonderfulness of ubuntu and I was wondering if I could get it to work on the mac. This is the information I have about the mac which I bought second-hand: Powermac G4, OS 9.1 57GB Capacity, 512MB Built-in memory. I am not very computer-savvy, so I would really appreciate any advice/ similar experience on getting an old mac up-to-date. Does it meet the requirements for installing ubuntu and if not, what does it need? Thank you very much!

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Nigel Babu (nigelbabu) said : #1

As per this page your architecture is supported.

You can download the images from

The installation steps are here

You can refer to the following links for FAQs and Known issues.

Allicroc (cordeliadunai) said : #2

Thank you very much! That's exactly the information I was looking for!