DBAN on Mac PRO

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  1. evlb, Nov 19, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2015

    evlb macrumors newbie

    evlb

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    #1
    Hi all!

    New to this forum and new to Mac (used to Unix and win)

    I'm trying to nuke my drives with DBAN from USB.
    The USB-flashdrive works fine on a PC and boot's correctly but it will NOT boot on my macs?

    It's a Mac Pro 3.1 and the other one is a Mac Pro 4.1.

    And no, i do not wish to use the built in DiskUtil..

    Any ideas what the issue might be?
     
  2. ActionableMango macrumors 604

    ActionableMango

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    #2
    What are the symptoms for it not being bootable? You hold down the ALT/OPTION key and the USB drive is not listed? Do you see it listed in System Preferences, Startup Disk? Do you see it in OS X at all?
     
  3. evlb thread starter macrumors newbie

    evlb

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    Hi, not visable when holding neither alt/option not "c".. Not visable as startup disk in systempref.. Although listed in finder and looks good There..
     
  4. ActionableMango macrumors 604

    ActionableMango

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    #4
    This has happened to me too when I've made a bootable USB from an ISO...it works on PCs but not my Macs.

    But I'm not familiar with DBAN, is it a bootable lunix ISO? If so, you probably just need to remake the bootable USB in OS X. I haven't used DBAN, but that has worked for me with other ISOs.
     

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