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Thread: Have Macbook. Want bootable USB drive. How?

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    Have Macbook. Want bootable USB drive. How?

    Hey everyone, the title says it all. I have a Macbook 1.1 (almost 3 years old) running Tiger. My optical drive is broken, and I need to be able to work on Linux on my computer.

    I have an empty 8GB jump drive just waiting to be booted off of... but... but...


    ...there's no mac app for making the Ubuntu ISO USB bootable!

    Or is there?

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    Re: Have Macbook. Want bootable USB drive. How?

    I think your best bet would be to buy an ubuntu usb from ebay heres one:http://cgi.ebay.com/UBUNTU-8-10-on-1...3A1%7C294%3A50
    Great Ubuntu news site:

    linuxmuncher.blogspot.com

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    Re: Have Macbook. Want bootable USB drive. How?

    Naw, if it comes to that, I'll just download Unetbootin onto my friend's PC.

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    Talking Re: Have Macbook. Want bootable USB drive. How?

    yes that seems more logical, I just assume everyone on this forum is to nerdy to have friends.
    Great Ubuntu news site:

    linuxmuncher.blogspot.com

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    Re: Have Macbook. Want bootable USB drive. How?

    You can use UNetBootin to create a bootable stick. I installed puppy linux on mine, but Ubuntu would work fine. In fact, UNetBootin can download/install from the internet without having to both seperatly.

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    Re: Have Macbook. Want bootable USB drive. How?

    unfortunately it is not as simple on a mac as it in on other computers. have a look at the Intel Mac FAQ:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1046568

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