To boot from the livecd, hold the key c until the screen turns black and you get the "boot:" prompt. Type the boldfaced text below:
boot: live-nosplash-powerpc break=topand hit enter. After a few seconds, you reach another "(initramfs)" prompt, where you type in:
(initramfs) modprobe ide-core; exitand hit enter. If you don't do this, it hangs with a cursor on the top left corner of the screen.
Now, proceed with the installation process as usual. When the computer reboots after installation, wait until you get the "boot:" prompt again. This time, type in
boot: Linux break=tophit enter, and do the same initramfs drill as above.
In order to avoid doing the initramfs drill everytime you boot, add a line to /etc/initramfs-tools/modules that says "ide-core", and then run "update-initramfs -u", i.e.
$ sudo sh -c 'echo ide-core >> /etc/initramfs-tools/modules' $ sudo update-initramfs -uThe next time it boots, it still appears to hang, but you can hear the hard drive working. After a while, you'll see the Ubuntu login screen.
- Compiz-fusion doesn't appear to work because my Radeon 7500 supports only 1024x1024 texture. Tried to run compiz using the command:
$ SKIP_CHECKS=yes compizbut I get the desktop background chopped off at the 1024 width boundary. Haven't tried the xorg.conf virtual hack.