On Jan 9, 2011, at 2:39 PM, Tino Keitel wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 09, 2011 at 18:33:06 +0000, Sebastian Tennant wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I have an aluminium Macbook Pro (Jan 2008) with a broken internal
>> I can boot from the Snow Leopard install DVD using the external
>> optical drive
> I think you mean a USB drive.
>> without any problem whatsoever but it simply will not boot from any
>> of the
>> GNU/Linux boot CDs I have at my disposal (Debian Squeeze, Debian
>> Lenny, Ubuntu
>> 9.0, I've even tried a GParted Live CD).
>> The result is always the same - rEFIt identifies the CD as a GNU/
>> Linux boot CD,
>> I select it, hit Enter, smile at Tux in the middle of my screen...
>> but then
>> everything goes black and I'm presented with the depressingly
>> unhelpful error
>> message "Missing operating system".
>> I've synced the partition tables, the EFI firmware is as up-to-date
>> as it can
>> be, I've even tried a bootable USB flash drive or two - again rEFIt
>> the media correctly - but then... nada.
>> Any advice/tips/pointers/suggestions very much appreciated.
> AFAIK booting from USB media is not supported in the legacy BIOS
> emulation. This is used if you try to boot from a DOS bootblock. You
> need an EFI boot media to be able to boot from USB media.
works on the iMac9,1over here(liveusb, or usb install) but the
Justin P. Mattock