I was searching for a long time for a Linux Live USB that I can boot my MacBook Pro from. Is there such a distro I can install on Snow Leopard or Windows 7?

Update: I've found this:

"isohybrid" CD images (..) are special in that as well as the normal CD-based ISO9660 filesystem they also contain a valid-looking DOS-style partition table. Thus, if you simply copy one of these images raw to a USB stick a normal PC BIOS will boot the image directly. (...) Finally: I'd like to add support into xorriso for creating the nasty HFS hybrid images that are needed for booting Macs. The code that does this in cdrkit is probably some of the worst that I've ever worked with, and I'd like to get away from it. If only Apple hadn't stupidly built their proprietary platform around this and had used open standards instead

  • Booting Linux off USB on a Mactel machine is not well-supported. – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Jan 24 '11 at 21:15

Ubuntu would work on your Mac. Download it and follow the instructions in step 2 for creating a USB stick on a Mac.

  • Did you even read the question? He wants to boot it from a Mac. Not make a LiveUSB with a Mac. Those instructions make a useless LiveUSB that DOES NOT WORK WITH A MAC! – Cerin Jun 24 '11 at 2:11

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