booting from USB
Posted 30 January 2008 - 03:06 PM
Posted 30 January 2008 - 04:12 PM
Forgot to mention holding down option key will display all bootable disks. That would be your best bet I think.
Newer MAcs do not have a BIOS they use EFI or EMI (forgot the Acronym).
Edited by tekio, 30 January 2008 - 04:22 PM.
Posted 30 January 2008 - 08:21 PM
Posted 30 January 2008 - 08:35 PM
everymac.com suggests that booting a MacBook Pro from USB does work, but that you need to have the drive formatted in a special manner...I don't know if this holds true for USB flash disks:
Posted 30 January 2008 - 09:48 PM
I thought holding "T" while booting would put the Mac in target mode, ie: your mac becomes a external firewire hard drive. I'll have to try it on mine later (once the wife gives it back) to double-check though.
You are correct. I was going off the top of my head. To boot from an external it is CMD-OPT-SHIFT-DELETE
Edited by tekio, 30 January 2008 - 09:51 PM.
Posted 30 January 2008 - 10:49 PM
Posted 30 January 2008 - 11:43 PM
But if I format my flash drive in GTP format then wouldn't that kill the whole idea of having DSL on it?
When you say DSL I'm assuming you mean Damn Small Linux, is that correct? If so I do not think it will boot because the mac doesn't have a standard BIOS it uses EMI (somebody please correct me if I'm wrong). It will not boot on an older mac because they use the PPC architecture.
Posted 31 January 2008 - 12:26 AM
Posted 31 January 2008 - 12:35 AM
Yes, Damn Small Linux is correct. So is there anyway to boot another OS on Mac Books running OS X?
Yes, bootcamp will do the job. Here is a google with hits of booting Linux in boot camp:
Not sure, but I think apple may have took down the d\l page for boot camp since the release of leopard. PM me if you can't find a boot camp download, I'll hook you up with it.
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