Unable to boot from Linux or Windows USB

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Lunchb0x8, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. Lunchb0x8 macrumors 6502a

    May 2, 2010
    Aberglasslyn, NSW, AU
    Hi guys and gals, I am trying to create a bootable USB with a custom linux distro on it, it is one used to upgrae my SSD firmware.

    Unfortunately, I took out my ODD to put in an Optibay HDD dock, and as such am unable to use a CD.

    I am using tools which have worked in the past, but for some reason, my MBP is not picking it up as a bootable USB.

    I have tried multiple keys, none of them work, and the External DVD drive I am using doesn't seem to want to boot into anything either... even Windows discs won't boot.

    Any advice?
  2. iMacDragon macrumors 65816


    Oct 18, 2008
    Yeah.. apple seem to have near completely broken USB booting anything but OS X in the 2011 models, and don't seem to give a damn about it either. As such, no real advice I'm afraid, I was butting up against similar issues before and just gave up.

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