I am trying to install Linux on my Xserve G4, a NewWorld PPC Macintosh computer. The issue is: I have no CD drive, so all those helpful comments like "Just boot from Linux using a LiveCD" don't work for me.
I have disk images. I have a spare hard-drive that I can reformat until the blocks go bad.
- Is it possible to boot from a Linux disk with the standard PPC OpenFirmware bootloader?
- If not, how do I boot into Linux? All steps must be taken from the FreeBSD platform known as Mac OSX, or OpenFirmware
I asked a similar question on the AskDifferent forum, no more than 20 views and no replies, so I am coming here.
Thank you all.