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Boot ubuntu from usb stick for intel imac? Help?!?!?


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I cannot figure out how to boot into ubuntu 10.10 (or earlier) from a USB stick for an intel imac duo core (v7.1). Unfortunately, my superdrive is dead, so I cannot boot from a CD or DVD.

I've tried refit. I've tried these directions ([other] Intel Mac (Mactel) FAQ - Ubuntu Forums) and these ([ubuntu] How to Install Ubuntu 9.04 on an Intel-based Mac laptop - Ubuntu Forums).

I can choose to boot from the USB stick, but I get the error message "No operating system" when I know there is an operating system on the USB stick. BTW, the drive is FAT32 formatted.

Do I need to "bless" the drive? If so, how?

Is there another way?

BTW: I'm not looking to use a VM. Thanks.
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Here's a guide I dug up that may help you.

[all variants] [SOLVED] Bootable Ubuntu Flash Drive, Works On PC and Mac - Ubuntu Forums


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I cannot figure out how to boot into ubuntu 10.10 (or earlier) from a USB stick for an intel imac duo core (v7.1). Unfortunately, my superdrive is dead, so I cannot boot from a CD or DVD.

I've tried refit. I've tried these directions ([other] Intel Mac (Mactel) FAQ - Ubuntu Forums) and these ([ubuntu] How to Install Ubuntu 9.04 on an Intel-based Mac laptop - Ubuntu Forums).

I can choose to boot from the USB stick, but I get the error message "No operating system" when I know there is an operating system on the USB stick. BTW, the drive is FAT32 formatted.

Do I need to "bless" the drive? If so, how?

Is there another way?

BTW: I'm not looking to use a VM. Thanks.
EDIT: Interesting link posted by Lifesabeach. Doesn't look like something I'm going to try anytime soon.

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Thanks, I will try that!
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