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Join Date: Jan 2009
Re: Single Usb Install - 04-19-2009, 03:46 AM
If I'm reading my search results correctly, Ubuntu has had HFS+ read/write capabilities since at least version six, so at the very least you may be able to burn a copy to CD and use its live capabilites, unless you are already using Ubuntu. Or perhaps your Linux distro already has those capabilities. I'd play around a bit and see what you file system software is capable of. Also, there is a software by Ardis that can add this functionality if it is not already there.
Edit: another result said something about hfsprogs, which is a downloadable app for Ubuntu, I'm guessing using aptget or something. I don't know too much about install Linux software, sorry about that.
Join Date: Mar 2009
Re: Single Usb Install - 04-19-2009, 03:29 PM
my desktop runs ubuntu 9.0.4
Thank you very much for your help, the tremendous amount of help that you've given me for something like this that so few users have a problem with is what makes me admire this community so greatly. I'm sincerely thankful.
as per http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions ... nd-362506/
sudo dd if=/home/path/to/macosx.iso of=/dev/sdb ibs=4b obs=1b conv=notrunc,noerror
where sdb1 is equal to my flash device path as per my /etc/fstab file work for putting mac osx on the 16 gb flash drive
I checked the ubuntu repositories and hfsprogs is there for jaunty.
so then would it really be as simple as running that command for the mac os x retail iso onto the 16 gig flash drive and then on the 4 gb flashdrive with dellminiboot 8.02b. then once i get mac osx into an operating environment, wiping flash drive and putting dellefi on there?
Thank you sooo much =D
Join Date: Mar 2009
Re: Single Usb Install - 04-19-2009, 04:24 PM
sorry for the double post but I've beend oing some research and have some to add:
"Using dd to write the ISO contents directly to the USB absolutely does not work."
as per http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=598291
I'm going to try unetbootin http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/
also it appears I may need to convert my .iso to a .img
as per http://ubuntu-virginia.ubuntuforums.org ... p?t=557237 it is doable to convert it to .img
then as per https://wiki.edubuntu.org/UNR#Writing%20the%20Image I can download usb-imgwriter to put the .img onto a usb flashdrive and have it remain bootable.
from what I've read the dd command will succefully move the files but it owon't actually be bootable. correct me if I'm wrong. Thanks again
edit: a little more relevant info here: http://forums.freebsd.org/archive/index.php/t-786.html
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