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March 31, 2012, 05:46:18 PM
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I've tried several time to create a bootable Ubuntu USB stick. When following this guide http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/download All goes well until the "sudo dd if=/path/to/downloaded.img of=/dev/rdiskN bs=1m" stage. After doing this I get a pop up box saying ‘The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer.’ Initialize, ignore or eject.

Then I try UNetBootin. All went well again but after it completes it says 'The created USB device will not boot off mac'.

Any help with either method would be most appreciated!

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April 01, 2012, 07:11:31 AM
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It won't be readable in Mac OSX because it is an ext2 partition.  Mac's read NTFS, and read/write HFS+ and FAT and a few others, but not EXT2 which is what unetbootin is writing.

If you hold down COption during startup then you should be able to see any bootable disks that are plugged in.

FTFY

Boot your computer holding down C to boot strait to CD.

Although I haven't had any luck booting Ubuntu on my Air.  It just leaves me at a black screen Sad If you succeed, let me know.

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April 01, 2012, 05:30:32 PM
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I ended up using a LiveCD which has worked. This is a good alternative. https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/How_to_set_up_a_secure_offline_savings_wallet
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