Can't boot from USB

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  1. KR3UZL3R macrumors newbie

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    So I used Bootcamp to install windows on my mac.
    I am trying to boot from my USB drive but I'm not sure which "F" key it would be when windows is loading.

    Any ideas?
    Or possibly how can I boot from my USB on my iMac period?
    Holding the alt/option button doesn't show my USB
     
  2. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    You can't boot Windows or Linux on a USB drive on a Mac.
     
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  4. KR3UZL3R thread starter macrumors newbie

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    can I boot it from a CD?
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    Yes, by holding down the OPTION/Alt or C key right after having pressed the power button, but only if the CD or DVD contains bootable stuff.

    What exactly do you want to accomplish?

    To learn more about Mac OS X: Helpful Information for Any Mac User by GGJstudios
     
  6. KR3UZL3R thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well I currently have rEFIt, and when I try to boot from the linux disk it says no disk.

    I am basically wanting to be able to boot either OS X or Linux
     
  7. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    Ahh I remember the perils of Linux on a Mac. There was a period of time that I ran an '07 MacBook on Linux. It was a fun little weekend project.
     
  8. KR3UZL3R thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well what advice do you have?
    I have Linux on a CD but it won't boot with "C" from the refit menu?
     
  9. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    Send me a private message and we can talk there.
     

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