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    Default Installing BT3 USB under OS X

    I'm trying to install the BT3 USB version from a laptop running OS X 10.5. When I run the 'bootinst.sh' script, all it gives me is the following:

    egrep: /proc/mount: No such file or directory
    egrep: /proc/mount: No such file or directory
    egrep: /proc/mount: No such file or directory
    Can't find device to install to.
    Make sure you run this script from a mounted device.

    Which makes sense, since there is no /proc dir on OS X. My USB drive is mounted under /Volumes/BT3, so I did a little creative editing of the install script to reflect that. Now it gives me this error:

    ./boot/syslinux/syslinux: ./boot/syslinux/syslinux: cannot execute binary file

    I tried as root and got the same message. So, can anyone tell me how to do this?

    Cheers

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    im unfamiliar with OS X but i believe bootinst.sh was intended to be ran from linux why dont you make a live cd first boot into that then from there you run bootinst.sh in your flash drive.

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    sorry dude im a machead and from what i no you cant boot in to usb, yet
    I would rather be hated for what i am,
    Then loved for what i am not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cr1spyj0nes View Post
    sorry dude im a machead and from what i no you cant boot in to usb, yet
    All Intel based Macs should support booting from USB without any tinkering.
    -Monkeys are like nature's humans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by =Tron= View Post
    All Intel based Macs should support booting from USB without any tinkering.
    Try it out and let me no.
    I would rather be hated for what i am,
    Then loved for what i am not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cr1spyj0nes View Post
    Try it out and let me no.
    Perhaps I should rephrase to avoid any confusion. Intel based Macs are able to boot from USB using EFI, however booting linux can require rEFIt and some work. There are some nice guides and sources available here.

    My personal advice for all Mac users is to run BT in a virtual environment, VMware Fusion works wonderfully.
    -Monkeys are like nature's humans.

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