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Booting Linux from USB on a Mac

I'm only posting this question because it seems I've been trying to get this to work for the last 2 weeks and feel like im exhausting my options. I'm trying to build a persistent Linux system ...
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Trying to Mount EFI boot partition on Windows 7, getting “parameter is incorrect”

Preamble: I'm in kind of a strange situation here. I recently set up my late-2008 MacBook Pro to dual-boot between Windows 7 and OSX, using rEFInd. However, in the rEFInd menu at startup, I am given ...
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New partition destroyed bootcamp bootup

I was happily using bootcamp on my mac to run Windows 7. I then decided to create a shared exFAT partition on the drive as well to share files between the systems. After I did this, windows won't boot ...
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Make a “Super User External Hard Drive” that can install 3 OSes? [closed]

I'm a webmaster in a student media and I've been asked to take care of the computer park. It's not my specialty, but I do like that and willing to do it, so I went on and say yes. Happy me ! Now I'm ...
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extending a triple boot system: quad boot and beyond?

I have a working triple boot system using Refit, that is modeled closely after the steps detailed in https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MactelSupportTeam/AppleIntelInstallation, except that I'm using ...
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A new startup disk was created when trying to install Debian (Mac OS X 10.7.3)

First, I tried to install Debian on my Mac. After giving that up and deleting all the unused partitions, I found, in rEFIt, a Linux startup volume even though no Linux distribution is installed — ...
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Triple boot (OS X/Win/Linux) via rEFIt doesn't work - Linux not visible in rEFIt

Today I installed Mac OS X Lion alongside with Linux (mint) and Windows 7. To be able to boot into Linux, i've downloaded rEFIt. It opens, I see the Mac and the Windows partition in it, but not the ...
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rEFIt gives me a “Boot Legacy OS from HD” option when I have only Max OS X after erasing my Boot Camp partition

I used the Boot Camp Assistant app on Mac OS 10.6.4 to create another partition. Then I erased the partition with Disk Utility instead of using Boot Camp Assistant to erase it. Now rEFIt gives me the ...
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Intel Mac can't have more than 4 partitions?

I've read everywhere that you can't have more than 4 partitions because of GPT on intel Macs. But what happens if you make more than 4? On my iMac I have EFI, Macintosh HD, Windows, Linux, and Linux ...