I have an old Mac Mini G4 but I am having a hard time installing Freya on it. I burned the .iso to a dvd but when I hold down C on startup the system doesn't recognize it as a bootable disc and just loads OSX 10.5.

The machine is too old to run netbootin.

What I am going to try is installing Ubuntu 12.04 then installing netbootin from that OS and creating a usb image to load from.

Having a hard time with this OS as doesn't seem to want to install.

Is it even possible? Maybe PPC chip architecture is not compatible with Freya is what I am beginning to think.

Any help would be appreciated.

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This is not possible. elementary does not provide images that are compatible with the PPC processor architecture


For PowerPc there are versions of Ubuntu


but elementary OS is not possible.

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