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  1. #1
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    Angry Trouble creating Live USB Mac

    I am trying to create a live usb I can use to set up my laptop for dual booting (Specifically with Kali Linux)

    I am running:
    1. OSX Yosmite
    2. Macbook Pro 15 inch early 2011
    3. 64 bit intel i7
    4. 8gb RAM
    5. 1TB HDD


    What I have tried:
    1. Using Disk Utility - Erase flash disk and format as MS DOS (FAT)
    2. Using Mac Linux USB Loader - Set up USB using latest version of Kali
    3. Restart, holding alt/option
    4. Selecting boot from iso, then kali option

    I then get the error: live/ vrnlinuz not found
    So I tried again with refind
    • Get error: disk 'loop' not found

    Trying the same steps with Ubuntu worked fine
    Plugging in the USB I created to my windows machine worked fine

    So then I tried it a different way:
    1. Used Disk Utility to wipe USB Drive and set it as FAT partition
    2. Using Terminal - diskutil unmountDisk /dev/disk1
    3. sudo dd if=lkmini.iso of=/dev/disk1 bs = 512 conv=noerror, sync
    4. All the messages back indicate sucess

    Reboot
    1. In refind select legacy option
    2. Error message: No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key
    3. Then I tried rebooting and holding alt/option
    4. Doesn't find flash drive at all


    I tried all the steps above multiple times with different iso's. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!!!!!! Thanks
    Last edited by 1635321; 2016-02-07 at 03:06.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1635321 View Post
    1. Used Disk Utility to wipe USB Drive and set it as FAT partition
    2. Using Terminal - diskutil unmountDisk /dev/disk1
    3. sudo dd if=lkmini.iso of=/dev/disk1 bs = 512 conv=noerror, sync
    4. All the messages back indicate sucess
    just few things to add, check the sha1
    openssl sha1 (drag & drop iso file)
    make sure that the usb is in master boot record
    for the dd part, just plain dd(like sudo dd if=lkmini.iso of=/dev/disk1)
    press contrl t to see the process
    select option again and try to see if there are volumes
    if not use refind and look for the linux option(i don't use refind so i can't help)
    and if it does not show up, maybe it is because of your firmware(i use a mid 13 pro)

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