View Full Version : [ubuntu] Have Macbook. Want bootable USB drive. How?

February 5th, 2009, 12:23 AM
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?

February 5th, 2009, 12:33 AM
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-GB-USB-Flash-Drive-LINUX-for-PC_W0QQitemZ280309678195QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_Soft ware?hash=item280309678195&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1234%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C 240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

February 5th, 2009, 12:49 AM
Naw, if it comes to that, I'll just download Unetbootin onto my friend's PC.

February 5th, 2009, 12:55 AM
yes that seems more logical, I just assume everyone on this forum is to nerdy to have friends.:)

February 5th, 2009, 02:47 AM
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.

February 5th, 2009, 04:14 AM
unfortunately it is not as simple on a mac as it in on other computers. have a look at the Intel Mac FAQ: