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Looking for an usb bootable installer and/or iso image


Much, much thanks.

Yesterday, in the middle of the night, there was a big suprise ...
After I am used another USB stick, everything worked like expected !!

Unbelievable !

This stick was really used several times and continues to work, but this
stick, in this hardware, with this ISO don't work !! The same for another
hardware. This stick. I put it to the garbage, naturally. So, a smalled
priced piece, make the most expensive catastrophe.

Ok, I am on the road now ... and the mini.iso is definitively bootable ...

Much thanks for all hints and tips.

Best regards,


[This mail could probably be/come a duplicate; I've sent it initially as an
personal reply].

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Thomas Schmitt [mailto:scdbackup@gmx.net]
> Sent: Friday, October 05, 2012 11:18 AM
> To: =reply@bendel.debian.org:
> Cc: joel@lopes-da-silva.com; emu@emu.so
> Subject: Re: Looking for an usb bootable installer and/or iso image
> Hi,
> Joel Lopes Da Silva wrote:
> >  I tend to want to use those installs on Macs [...] Unfortunately, 
> > last I checked, only the mini.iso images for Debian GNU/kFreeBSD 
> > were "isohybrid" images.
> isohybrid usually boots from USB stick by offering an MBR to PC-BIOS.
> Macs will probably not have PC-BIOS as firmware.
> They rather want HFS filesystems, or HFS+, or boot equipment for EFI 
> which in case of an USB stick would probably be a FAT partition with some
> Steve McIntyre is currently developing EFI boot support for Debian 
> architecture
> amd64 (GNU/Linux):
> http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/efi-development/upload4/
> If this would work for your purposes, one would have to apply its 
> production process to Debian kfreebsd.
> HFS+ can be added to an ISO image as small partition. The image
> would then be treated with SYSLINUX program isohybrid (option --mac)
> http://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/11285.html?view=349461&posted=1#cmt349461
> It is also possible to create a hybrid ISO 9660/HFS+ filesystem by 
> program xorriso (command -hfsplus et.al.).
> ISO9660/HFS hybrid filesystems can be produced by genisoimage (option
> Certain files in an HFS(+) filesystem need to be marked specially
> ("blessed") so that the boot firmware uses them at startup.
> (Maybe one can ask GRUB2 development mailing list for advise on
>  this.)
> Have a nice day :)
> Thomas
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