[GLLUG] Mac Mini no DVD drive dual boot install
grantpe at gmail.com
Sun Jan 13 22:51:24 UTC 2013
You could try looking at rEFIt, an opensource addition to the Mac EFI
system to assist with multiple boot systems which gives a lovely menu
for booting from external USB drives on my MacBook pro
Just my two pennies worth.
"When you have a Swiss Army knife of a mind, everything looks like it
should be dismantled." Danny O'Brien/Merlin Mann
On 13 January 2013 20:18, Matthew Smith <indigojo at blogistan.co.uk> wrote:
> 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 online resources are somewhat limited, confused and out of date afaict….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
>>> 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.
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