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Are there any applications on the mac which would allow me to burn my ubuntu iso to a USB stick (I am not good at terminal.) Also, is there any way to make sure that a bootable stick created on the mac is usable on windows? Lastly, I only have a 1.87 GB stick. Will this be enough to hold ubuntu? I can also use a larger stick (8.00 GB) if the other one is not sufficient.

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You can use the built in 'Disk Utility'.

  1. Open up Disk Utility (Click Spotlight [or CMD+Space] and type "Disk").
  2. From there, select the desired USB, select the 'Restore' option
  3. The source should be the ISO and destination is the USB.

Yes, around 1gb is more than enough for a typical Ubuntu live disc.

Sorry for the lack of screenshots, I no longer own a mac.

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I tried to do that, but the option for the .iso was greyed out. Why is that? – xxmbabanexx Apr 12 '13 at 3:10
@xxmbabanexx Could you be a little more specific? Try dragging the downloaded ISO into the white space on the left - it should show up there. Then drag the iso from there into the 'Source' field. There isn't any iso button or option necessary. – nerdwaller Apr 12 '13 at 3:14
I read, but I am not sure what ~/path/to/target.img . Can you please explain that? – xxmbabanexx Apr 12 '13 at 3:14
That shouldn't matter here, I've never had to do that... – nerdwaller Apr 12 '13 at 3:17
Ok... that seems to work better. Are you sure that I don't need to convert it to .img? – xxmbabanexx Apr 12 '13 at 3:17

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