A Live Boot Image for the Mac that Talks

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at redhat.com
Sun Feb 2 05:32:54 UTC 2020

Older machines wouldn't have that capability.  One computer I have can
do it and the other computer cannot.  The difference is the flash bios
in each of the machines.  One permits it and the other does not.

On Sun, 2 Feb 2020, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:

> Date: Sat, 1 Feb 2020 22:04:36
> From: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com>
> To: blinux-list at redhat.com
> Subject: Re: A Live Boot Image for the Mac that Talks
> I don't have any experience with Macs or writing bootable images to
> USB sticks(I just burn isos to DVD using wodim when I need to make a
> new Linux disc), but my first two thoughts are:
> 1. Perhaps the Mac's bios isn't configured to allow booting from USB
> media. I know I've had to get sighted assistance to fix the bios boot
> order on every laptop and desktop I've acquired since going blind
> before I could boot installation media to install Linux... I even had
> to do it for a netbook that came pre-loaded with Ubuntu if memory
> serves.
> 2. I could be wrong, but I believe the files needed for making a
> CD/DVD bootable and making a USB stick bootable are different. If so,
> even a properly written iso might not result in a bootable USB stick
> if the iso only includes the files needed for booting from CD/DVD.
> Again, no experience with making bootable USB sticks, so I might be
> horribly mistaken.
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