Getting There – The Summary

Ok, it seemed like at last I was getting somewhere and had successfully managed to image the iBook. I meant to add another bookmark, that I found useful from the Ubuntu website directly.

Here’s the actual list of commands I ran after ensuring the target disk (the iBook) was formatted correctly as Apple Partition Map in Disk Utility

Prepare downloaded Lubuntu image to img format
hdiutil convert -format Rdxx -o /Users/admin/Desktop/lubuntu.img /Users/admin/Desktop/lubuntu-14.04.4-desktop-powerpc.iso


Get a list of volumes
diskutil list


Unmount iBook volume
diskutil unmountDisk /dev/disk3


Image iBook volume with Lubuntu
sudo dd if=/Users/admin/Desktop/ubuntu.img of=/dev/rdisk3s3 bs=1m


Eject iBook Disk
diskutil eject /dev/disk3

This all works and the iBook does indeed boot into Lubuntu…

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