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Old 11-22-2017, 08:09 PM   #1
TheDude76
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Trying to get LiveUSB of Parabola to boot on a 2009 MacBook Pro


Hi,

Has anyone else had issues getting a LiveUSB image of Parabola to boot in a Mac environment? I've been able to do it with Slackware and Mint, but can't get a LiveUSB of Parabola (copy-lefted Arch) to boot. I've done the exact same things as the other two distros: create USB stick with "dd", and hit the Option key on boot to choose what to boot from. No dice. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!

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Old 11-23-2017, 07:42 AM   #2
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After downloading the Parabola iso file, did you do an md5 checksum to verify the iso?
You indicate you are using a Mac but not whether you have some Apple OS currently installed/in use?
Is this an EFI bootable machine?
Did you read through the detailed Beginners Guide for Parabola, with particular attention to the section on UEFI/GPT if that is what you are using?

https://wiki.parabola.nu/Beginners%27_Guide
 
  


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