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Old 09-15-2013, 10:26 AM   #1
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Question Installing Ubuntu on USB key with a mac


Hi,
So, last year my old Windows XP laptop from 2005 starting having problems when starting up. Some "hal.dll" file was missing and I couldn't use my computer without re-installing Windows XP with the disc.

Now, I lost that disc and I am stuck with a useless computer.

Since then, I've bought a mac. And I was thinking about maybe putting Ubuntu on a USB with my mac, then inserting that USB to boot up the PC.

How can I do that? I am no computer expert and I am completely lost!!

Thanks in advance for your answers,
Chris
 
Old 09-15-2013, 12:02 PM   #2
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Unetbootin ought to allow you to create a bootable USB stick using a Mac: http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/
I don't use Macs at all but if you hace problems using unetbootin the following may help:
http://tech.anoj.net/2013/01/fixing-...to-create.html
 
Old 09-18-2013, 10:01 AM   #3
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Thank's for your answer - i'll try it out
 
Old 09-18-2013, 11:59 AM   #4
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Ubuntu.com has detailed instructions to put Ubuntu on a USB drive using Mac OS:

http://www.ubuntu.com/download/deskt...ick-on-mac-osx
 
  


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