Bootable USB thumb drive? Windows, Linux?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Fox11, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. Fox11 macrumors member

    Nov 8, 2009
    I spent a day or so scouring the internet for information on how to boot an OS off of a USB thumb drive on a Macbook Pro, specifically my Santa Rosa MBP (3,1). What I'd like is a portable OS (Windows, Linux, whatever) that will boot both on a PC and on a Mac so that I can take it with me and use it with pretty much any computer. I tried rEFIt, which would get me all the way to choosing to boot off of the Ubuntu OS I installed on the USB stick, but then it would give me an error. I looked into GRUB2, but it's a little over my head.

    Is this idea of a portable OS possible right now, or should I just give up?
  2. Winni macrumors 68030


    Oct 15, 2008

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