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How do I get my Mac to boot from an Ubuntu USB key?

To create an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS USB stick in Mac OS X Lion, how should be the stick formatted initially?

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marked as duplicate by Eliah Kagan, Jorge Castro, izx, jokerdino, Mitch Aug 17 '12 at 1:57

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

Download Ubuntu: 32 bits PC / 64 bits PC / Intel Mac is the same mac or pc? – Lse May 23 '12 at 12:08
Possible duplicate: Not exactly a duplicate, but shows your question is the least of your problems. – Chan-Ho Suh May 23 '12 at 18:26

Welcome to Ask Ubuntu, lsemac!

You don't need to format the USB before recording the USB, just make an USB image and burn the IMG using Disk Utility. The drive will be formatted automatically.

If you want to install Ubuntu in a USB drive:

  1. Download Ubuntu: 32 bits PC / 64 bits PC / Intel Mac
  2. Follow the instructions at the Ubuntu website.

As it seems too difficult, I'm going to make a Python script which can simplify the process :)

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