I can install Linux Mint 17.2 using my Mac Book Pro and move the drive to the server.It works 100% I also have Linux Mint 17.2 on my Mac Book Pro. Can only download the installer app on a current Mac from the Mac App Store app.Download the 6Gb installer and burn to USB flash as described elsewhere. Power on Mac mini Press and hold option key Wait for disc boot selection menu THEN plug in your installer USB stick – it will be recognised and provided as a new boot option. Unfortunately, come reboot time, you gotta do this again otherwise it reverts to rebooting from the previous OS :-/ Well, that’s my limited experience so far…
On the new mac there is no firewire so I had to hook it up with USB 2. When I boot from an external hard drive, how do I copy the system from the clone to my actual MAC HD. Installer & Upgrader both reported successful installation on both HDs. I even tried command R (RECOVERY) it wont take me to the recovery section it just blue gray screen..
Do I need to erase my whole MAC HD before I do the installation of the Clone or how do I proceed? the other option i went into was the command line section …and ran the fix and nothing. Please help anyone Collin Westgard, I have a late 2012 server That lately does not want to boot from USB or CD.
Use the keyboard arrows to choose your boot device, then press the Enter key.
The computer will start up from the chosen volume, but bear in mind performance will likely be much slower than when you normally operate your Mac. Rather than hold the Option key, you could instead just press & hold the C key if you’re booting from a CD or DVD disc.
This will bypass the selection menu and immediately start from the disc.
It won’t work for USB and Fire Wire drives, though.
I don’t totally agree with the above assertion of being able to boot from any drive when holding down the “option” key. I reformatted machd drive, it shows only the recovery options.. But, both didn’t show up in startup menu and holding c does nothing…
I’ve tried this several times and when I get the menu, the drive I am attempting to boot from (which does have an operating system on it) does NOT appear as one of the bootable drives. All I can get is recovery partition in startup menu and is osc utilities menu once I select recovery option….
That's one way they gain control of a machine and infect or otherwise compromise the machine.
Data Execution Prevention is exactly what it sounds like: the operating system, using either hardware, software or both, depending on the processor's capabilities, traps the attempt to execute data as if it were code.
Perhaps you’ve got a cloned backup of your entire Mac on an external hard drive and you want to make sure it’s bootable.