[K12OSN] OT: how to boot PPC LiveCDs

Petre Scheie petre at maltzen.net
Thu May 5 13:59:36 UTC 2005

Since they're ISO files, just like the ones for x86, I assumed I just used the same 
cdrecord syntax to burn them.  But perhaps not?  If any of you Mac folks could get the 
LiveCD ISO, burn it and test it, I'd appreciate it.  Ubuntu can be gotten at

and Kubuntu can be gotten at

BTW, Jim, thanks for all the terrific work you've done getting Macs to work as clients, 
thin & chubby.  If it's okay with you, I may suggest to the teachers that they take an 
'excursion' down to Winona to see what you've done.  I think you're only a couple hours 
drive away (I'm in Minneapolis).


Jim Kronebusch wrote:
>>OT: How to I make a Mac boot from a LiveCD?  Just press the C 
>>key while it boots?  Any 
>>other ways?  Does it depend on the vintage of the Mac?
> Holding the C key will boot CD's.  You can also hold the option key
> while booting to bring up a list of all bootable devices currently on
> that machine, then you select the one you want to boot and click an
> arrow.  But my guess is if it isn't booting for some reason the machine
> thinks the disk isn't bootable.  I have never made a LiveCD let alone
> one for a Mac so I am not sure what you need to do to be sure it is mac
> bootable, but hopefully someone else here does.

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