[conspire] Installing Ubuntu on PPC/FW Drive

John Andrews jla1200 at netzero.net
Sat Dec 30 22:41:30 PST 2006

I tried to install the live cd Dapper Drake on a G3 imac. I could  
only get it to start in the text mode. I tried startx and got some  
error messages.(a long list). I read to remove the/tmp/.X0-lock file  
and then restart x with it's own unique number i.e.
startx --:1. That didn't work either.It kept saying gdm was already  
running. After some poking around you get to a blue screen with a  
message that x was not starting right and must be configured wrong.
it mentions looking at /etc/X11/Xorg.conf and var/log/xorg. I really  
don't know to configure X11.I have two questions.
	1. How do I get that error info out of the live terminal?  
startx>video.txt? Then copy it to a usbstick.
	2. Could I start the installation from text mode?I need partitioning  
and to be able to install it to the FW drive.I'm not sure what the FW  
drive is called maybe /dev/hdb2. Can I start to install by going to  
cdrom directory and then there are several files inside the install  
folder. boot.msg, ofboot.b, pegasos, udeb.list, yaboot , and  
	3. Is there an easier install than that? The alternate? cd.
	4. If I install with the X not working will X be configured   
correctly later?

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