Boot to USB MacBook 5,2

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by jrock2004, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. jrock2004 macrumors 6502

    May 4, 2008
    Ok I have been trying to see if my white macbook can boot to usb. I tried doing the dd command but when I reboot and hold option I do not see the usb drive come up. I formatted the usb drive Mac OS extended. Thanks for any help
  2. shifuimam macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2006
  3. StockDC2 macrumors regular

    May 16, 2011
    You need to restore the image to the USB stick before you can boot off of it. It is completely different than dragging-and-dropping.

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