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macrumors 6502
Original poster
May 20, 2015
I apologize for my ignorance on the matter it's been a long time and Disk Utility has changed a bit since I had last done it. Don't feel like rooting around the internet. Trying to create a Tails boot drive.


macrumors regular
Feb 7, 2011
Use Terminal. Format your USB properly and use diskutil and dd in the terminal to create a boot drive. See :
An optional alternative that I use quite often is UNetbootin, works like a charm and despite it saying that the created USB cant be booted from a Mac, if done correctly the Mac is able to boot from the EFI file that is often stored in 'root of usb'/EFI/boot, for example Ubuntu 64bit has /EFI/boot/bootx64.efi on the root of the ISO that can be booted by your Mac.
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