booting a mac with porteus 3.1 on a usb key

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booting a mac with porteus 3.1 on a usb key

Post#1 by francois » 25 Oct 2014, 23:59

Being abroad and having just a usb key and a macbook air, I thought I should find some way to boot that box with porteus installed on a usb key. Here is what I found:
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-boo ... -your-mac/

1) you need to format your usb key in fat32 with the disk utility:
- mackintosh hd icon (at left)
- applications disk utility (utilitaire de disque)
- select usb stick
- select partition scheme (one partition)
- select msdos fat file system
- select apply

2) download your linux iso, here porteus iso:
- current version
http://dl.porteus.org/x86_64/current/
- testing version 3.1
http://dl.porteus.org/x86_64/testing/

3) install porteus with mac-linux usb loader:
http://sevenbits.github.io/Mac-Linux-USB-Loader/
- start the mac linux usb loader
- select the porteus iso in the folder where it was downloaded
- wait for the installation of the porteus usb (you can change the iso on the usb later if you want)

4) reboot the mac
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Re: booting a porteus usb key on mac

Post#2 by wread » 26 Oct 2014, 20:48

Fine business, francois!

How about booting mac on porteus? :roll:
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Re: booting a porteus usb key on mac

Post#3 by francois » 26 Oct 2014, 21:09

Hello wread!

Thanks for the correction. You are right, hardware boots with software. :oops:
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Re: booting a mac with porteus 3.1 on a usb key

Post#4 by wread » 27 Oct 2014, 17:25

Not that, francois!

I meant running mac osx on a Porteus linux machine, like this

http://www.autistici.org/encelo/grabs/pearpc2.jpg

It can be done with PearPC!! This image is Mac on Gnome, I guess....

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Re: booting a mac with porteus 3.1 on a usb key

Post#5 by francois » 27 Oct 2014, 22:14

So the equivalent on pc of virtualbox (pearpc), to boot mac os x.

However, it is free and you are free to install linux (porteus) on mac os. It seems there is a way to install os x thru virtualbox with niresh:
http://www.macbreaker.com/2014/05/os-x- ... iresh.html

Niresh osx lion version:
http://hackintosh.zone/hackintosh-downl ... amd-intel/

It seems to be legal,see:
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/OSx86#Ma ... osemite.22
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Re: booting a mac with porteus 3.1 on a usb key

Post#6 by coronamortis25 » 08 May 2015, 21:13

Hi can you explain more detailed how to instal porteus 3.1 to usb drive. When i tried it gives me an error message that porteus in not compatible.
If it is possible for you, can you pictures of the steps...
Thanks...

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Re: booting a mac with porteus 3.1 on a usb key

Post#7 by francois » 08 May 2015, 22:35

Hello coronamortis,

I just found the thread.

Its been sometime since I tried this on and I do not have a mac near me. Maybe someone else will answer.

Sorry!
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Re: booting a mac with porteus 3.1 on a usb key

Post#8 by coronamortis25 » 09 May 2015, 07:51

ok. thanks...

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