I thought I'd share how I created the USB key using a Mac. Perhaps it will help others. I borrowed parts from the site: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/...ick-on-mac-osx
1. Download the iso.
2. Open Terminal
3. Convert the iso to dmg (I don't know if this is actually necessary ...)
. I suspect that this isn't necessary but this is how they did it on the Ubuntu site.
hdiutil convert -format UDRW -o ~/path/to/kali.img ~/path/to/kali.iso
4. Plug in USB key
5. In terminal type and note the location of the usb key. It will probably be something like or . You can also use to get the same info.
In my case the USB was found at .
What you need going in following steps is the portion /dev/diskN where N is the disk number you found before. In my case it was . I'll use this going forward.
6. Now unmount the USB key using either Disk Utilities or from the Terminal
7. In the terminal type
diskutil unmountDisk /dev/disk1
.... Supposedly using /dev/rdiskN is faster.
sudo dd if=kali.dmg of=/dev/rdisk1 bs=512k
You will get a Finder message that it can't mount the drive. This is likely because OSX can't read ext3/4.
8. Unmount the USB key
where N is your USB
diskutil eject /dev/disk1
9. Reboot and press "Alt/Option" key to select kali.