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Pete
10-17-2007, 05:18 AM
Hi,

I can get a very cheap Ibook G4 thats got the presure fault with the logic bord.

I was wandering if i can run xp on there once i got it working. Know what the fault is and how to fix it. I'd like to run XP on there

Spec is the 12'' combo drive

http://support.apple.com/specs/ibook/iBook_G4_Early_2004.html

Fixxxer
10-17-2007, 06:38 AM
Hi, Pete.

The iBookG4 has an IBM PowerPC processor. Is not an x86 processor, so it can't run XP. :(

[XC] mysticmerlin
10-17-2007, 11:10 AM
only way to run xp on there is through a VM ontop of OS X
Still it is a very good lappy if you run Mac OS on it :up:

Pete
10-17-2007, 01:49 PM
Umm idealy i'd want to run xp and not have to use anything eles. What about Mandriva (linux thing)

[XC] mysticmerlin
10-17-2007, 02:04 PM
Umm idealy i'd want to run xp and not have to use anything eles. What about Mandriva (linux thing)

Mac OS X is BSD based so might as well run it over Linux. Still has the shell and all.

Pete
10-17-2007, 02:07 PM
Grrr im so confused

koola
10-17-2007, 05:33 PM
No chance of running XP on it unless you use vmware.

OSX is based on unix and so is linux. Either will run good, but OSX is the preffered choice :)

Moto7451
10-18-2007, 09:26 PM
If you prefer linux linux then Yellow Dog (YDL) and Mandrake both have PPC variants. I'd recommend YDL over Mandrake since it's updated more often (i.e. more than twice per decade).

[XC] ruane
10-19-2007, 02:25 AM
Ubuntu also has a PPC version :) XP is impossible though:(