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    Just burned his ISO
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    Question MacBook Pro USB Stick

    I cannot seem to get my MacBook Pro to boot off of my usb stick. I ran the bootinst.sh (via VMWare and the Ubuntu Live DVD) on the stick and all seemed well. Can anyone else confirm this?

    MacBook Pro 2.4GHZ 15" Santa Rosa
    4GB RAM
    10.5.1

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    you sure you got your bios set to boot from usb first?

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    There is no BIOS on the MacBook Pro? To boot from the live CD you just hold option.

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    Macs won't boot usb, from the factory. That said, you can try to use rEFIt. Some folks have gotten it to work, some not. It really depends on the version of Macbook Pro you have. I haven't figured out where the cut off is yet. My Macbook will boot, my Macbook Pro won't.
    Of course, if you really wanted to have some fun, go to Wal-Mart late at night and ask the greeter if they could help you find trashbags, roll of carpet, rope, quicklime, clorox and a shovel. See if they give you any strange looks. --Streaker69

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