[GLLUG] Mac Mini no DVD drive dual boot install

Matthew Smith indigojo at blogistan.co.uk
Sun Jan 13 20:18:52 UTC 2013

On 13/01/13 20:11, John Winters wrote:
> On 13/01/13 19:14, James Courtier-Dutton wrote:
>> On 13 January 2013 19:04, jonathan chetwynd<jay at peepo.com>  wrote:
>>> anyone experience of installing Linux on Mac mini without DVD drive?
>>> online resources are somewhat limited, confused and out of date afaict….
>>> probably easiest to meet up if anyone has skills and can share.
>> I have not installed specifically on a Mac mini, but I would try these
>> options:
>> 1) Boot off a USB attached DVD drive
> This seems the best option.

I dual boot a Mac Mini. The thing you must have is the Apple SuperDrive 
to boot Linux from (they sell it as the "MacBook Air SuperDrive"). The 
Mac Mini will not boot another OS from a third-party drive. I tried with 
a Samsung, and it never worked.


Matt Smith



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