My goal: install Ubuntu on my old PowerMac G4
What I did so far:
I replaced the hard drive (it was fired) with a new unformatted hard drive. I was planning on formatting it with the linux install.
I can't get the computer to boot to the optical drive. When I hold down "c" at startup it does nothing. The same result when I hold down "shift, command, option, delete" Both these result in the computer going to the screen that toggles between the osx icon and a question mark.
When I tap the option button when I boot it will load the options page, but it does not see the CD as a boot option.
I know the linux iso disk is good because my new Macbook will boot to it just fine when holding down "c".
Any ideas? Could it have to do with the fact that the hard drive is not formatted with anything? I wouldn't think that would cause it, but who knows. Not an expert when it comes to Mac.
Thanks for any help!