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I have Ubuntu 10.04 running on a Macbook Pro 5.5. It's using rEFIt to allow Ubuntu to boot via grub despite the Mac's EFI. For backup purposes, I'd like to clone it's harddrive using Clonezilla. I followed the instructions to create a LiveUSB using the Clonezilla ISO and Tuxboot. However, booting the Mac while the LiveUSB is attached has no effect. Holding down the option key during booting shows no additional drives, and bringing up the rEFIt screens also shows only the Ubuntu partition, and the original Mac OSX partition.

How do I make a live Clonezilla media that's bootable from a Mac running Linux?

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I'd love to know the answer to this as well. I'm having trouble with creating a LiveUSB for Fedora. –  Eric B. Apr 24 '12 at 19:53
    
@Eric B., Upon further reading, LiveUSB for Macs is not well supported, since recent Macs use a different booting mechanism. I found a couple blog posts explaining how to do it, but it was incredibly involved and a bit hackish. –  Cerin Apr 24 '12 at 23:47
    
@Cerin: Can u use this method for creating the LiveUSB penguintosh.com/tag/linux-usb-creator –  Simon Dec 19 '12 at 18:43
    
@EricB. Can u use this method for creating the LiveUSB penguintosh.com/tag/linux-usb-creator –  Simon Dec 19 '12 at 18:44
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Maybe you could add the USB to GRUB and then pick it in the Grub boot menu

Grub http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=992426

Grub2+Plop http://www.plop.at/en/bootmanager/mbrinstall.html#grub2inst

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