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Is there a puppy version for macBook Pro ?
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vmars316


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PostPosted: Sat 01 Dec 2012, 20:57    Post subject:  Is there a puppy version for macBook Pro ?  

Greets,
Is there a puppy version for macBook Pro ?
Thanks...Vernon
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8-bit


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PostPosted: Sun 02 Dec 2012, 03:24    Post subject:  

If your MacBook has the intel processor, you should be able to boot to Puppy just fine and can try any of the versions of Puppy you would like.
But....
If your processor is instead a Motorola processor, there is not yet any version of Puppy that you can use other than doing a search and possibly join in on the development that some are still doing to try to get Puppy to work with a MAC with the Motorola processor.
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vmars316


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PostPosted: Mon 03 Dec 2012, 21:47    Post subject:  

My macBookPro is version 3.1 .
And so far it only boots from hardDisk.
Any ideas how to get it to boot from flashDrive ?
Thanks...vm
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8-bit


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PostPosted: Tue 04 Dec 2012, 14:51    Post subject:  

If your Macbook Pro has an intel processor and a CD or DVD optical drive, you should be able to boot Puppy from it.
I am unsure of if the Macbook Pro has the option to boot from a flash drive.
But with a CD/DVD burnt as multi-session, you could boot from it and save your settings back to the CD/DVD that would be picked up and used on the next boot.
I remember the old version of the OS where one chose the boot medium from the control panel. But I do not know if that included an option for flash drives.
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vmars316


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PostPosted: Tue 04 Dec 2012, 19:26    Post subject:  

When I bring up the osx BootScreen ,
It only show a hardDisk option .
This macBookPro has no CD/Dvd drive .
But it has 2 UsbPorts.
.vm
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PostPosted: Tue 04 Dec 2012, 20:01    Post subject:  

There's quite a few Google and Youtube sites that explain
how to boot Linux on Intel Macs with a usb flash drive.

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oldaolgeezer

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PostPosted: Tue 04 Dec 2012, 21:24    Post subject: Is there a puppy version for macBook Pro ?
Subject description: making a EFI boot image for a MACBOOK PRO
 

vmars316:

Since your macBookPro is version 3.1, Wikipedia seems to show that it has a Intel brand Core 2 Duo CPU (not the older risc Motorola processor.)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacBook_Pro

However, that same Wikipedia article also seems to show that the MacBook Pro motherboard comes with the BIOS successor: Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) 1.1.

(EFI handles booting differently from conventional BIOS-based PC computers.)

There is mention of getting a Linux USB drive to boot on a MAC here (Mac OS X Lion: How To Boot A Linux Live System From An USB Drive): https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2749445?start=0&tstart=0

On the Ubuntu forums there is a many page discussion of getting a MAC EFI motherboard to boot grub or grub2: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=995704

Here on murga-linux.com's Puppy forum, the issue of booting EFI motherboards on very recent PC's is discussed: http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=81460&sid=6bfcae85f027283875faf4d192931d29

Perhaps there are more MAC savy people who can put all this together for you!
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don570


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PostPosted: Tue 04 Dec 2012, 21:32    Post subject:  

A macbook user was able to get Red hat linux to boot.
He used grub bootloader

http://www.hackermusings.com/2012/08/booting-linux-on-a-retina-macbook-pro/

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First off, you’ll need to ensure that there’s a 200MB HFS+ partition which you can install the EFI bootloader to. This should be set to mount at
/boot/efi.


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vmars316


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PostPosted: Wed 05 Dec 2012, 14:21    Post subject:  

Thanks guys for all your info.
Looks pretty messy.
One of the links lead me to: http://www.rodsbooks.com/ubuntu-efi/index.html
where he mentions VirtualBox.

Think I'll walk down that trail a bit.
...vm
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mini-jaguar

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PostPosted: Mon 10 Dec 2012, 12:15    Post subject:  

Update the BIOS. If you have 1.1 for example, get the latest update of it. Do NOT get a different BIOS number, you can screw up your computer. After I had done this, boot menus were much easier to use and stopped bugging.

Then install refit.

It may still not work though, USB booting works only on the later computers, and even sD card booting doesn't work on (some?) macs with sD slots.

Best versions to try are FatDog64, 600 or 601 or 610 (not 520). It'll definitely work CD boot or hard drive install alongside MacOS.
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HiDeHo

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PostPosted: Fri 26 Apr 2013, 17:30    Post subject:  

8-bit wrote:
If your Macbook Pro has an intel processor and a CD or DVD optical drive, you should be able to boot Puppy from it.
I am unsure of if the Macbook Pro has the option to boot from a flash drive.
But with a CD/DVD burnt as multi-session, you could boot from it and save your settings back to the CD/DVD that would be picked up and used on the next boot.
I remember the old version of the OS where one chose the boot medium from the control panel. But I do not know if that included an option for flash drives.


this is true if you are using RW (rewritable) cd/dvd then that will work up until the cd/dvd becomes full. so keep save file small.
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HiDeHo

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PostPosted: Fri 26 Apr 2013, 17:39    Post subject:  

vmars316 wrote:
When I bring up the osx BootScreen ,
It only show a hardDisk option .
This macBookPro has no CD/Dvd drive .
But it has 2 UsbPorts.
.vm


I am not sure but get a usb external cd/dvd drive maybe mac can boot from them.

I know that nativly mac can boot from a flashdrive that is formatted in HFS+ file format.

I had trouble booting puppy from a flashdrive on my macbook pro.

try googeling "macbook pro: how to boot from usb"
have you tried this click here{/url]

also their is the rEFInd bootloader you can install on your mac [url=http://www.rodsbooks.com/refind/]click here
this allows you to boot linux on your mac easily. still i cant get pupy usb to boot.

hope this helps you out.
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