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    Install ubuntu on macbook by usb drive

    Hello,

    I try to install ubuntu 11.04 to my macbook(running MAC OS 10.5.8 ) using usb drive. I followed the instruction on the download page and transferred the ISO to usb drive. but when I restart the mac, holding option, I can not see option of boot with usb drive. there is only one option that is boot with my hard drive.

    my macbook is almost three years old, but I am sure the usb should work, since I have installed MAC OS using usb drive.

    any ideas what is going on?
    Thanks,
    Joshua
    Last edited by Joshuazzx; May 10th, 2011 at 05:57 AM.

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    Re: Install ubuntu on macbook by usb drive

    Try creating the Bootable usb with Unetbooting or Live Usb.

    Also you can run the install on windows it ask you to restart your computer? The you select yes, Chances are you boot on the live CD/USB.
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    Re: Install ubuntu on macbook by usb drive

    I only have Mac OS installed on my macbook. I did understand, you said use another machine to run the install?

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    Re: Install ubuntu on macbook by usb drive

    I have tried several usb sticks, still not working. Can someone help. here is a snap shot of the files that in the usb drive, which I transferred followed the instruction. Could someone help me



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    Re: Install ubuntu on macbook by usb drive

    You may get more response from the Apple Users section of the forum.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay...prune=-1&f=328
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