This post shows how to boot recent Ubunt based Linux distributions from a USB drive, when using an early-2010 Macbook pro 5,5.
Booting live Linux images from a USB drive is a fairly straightforward process. However, this process becomes notoriously difficult on Apple Macbook laptops because
- Recent Apple computers do not have a BIOS. Rather, they use something known as EFI
- Apple's EFI implementation is a bit.. special, shall we say?.. so even though most modern Linux distributions are capable of booting using EFI, they may not boot on Apple computers
Given the two limitations above, it is nevertheless …