How to make a bootable mac usb IN ubuntu


Solution 1

You will of course need a OS X Installer Image. To get this you can follow the instructions here

After you have got your installer media, you can use ubunut's built-in utility Startup Disk Creator to make a bootable USB. SO, open dash and search for Startup Disk Creator and open it. Follow the on-screen instructions or refer to this document from ubuntu.

Solution 2

Don't even think about using Ubuntu to fix OS X. Use the recovery partition which should be part of any modern installation of OS X, by booting and pressing CMD-R. You can then repair as needed - perhaps even install a fresh OS X on top of your existing installation which can fix most broken things.

See for details.

If everything goes completely wrong, restore from a Time Machine backup.

Solution 3

Try installing unetbootin

sudo apt-get install unetbootin

and using your mac iso, install it to your usb


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Updated on September 18, 2022


  • sar
    sar 5 months

    I am trying to investigate some database users that used to exist in the system. I am interested when and who deleted the database user from the oracle database. Does oracle have any table or way to track deleted users?

    • Admin
      Admin over 7 years
      The firmware in newer Macs allows to boot standard UEFI bootable media, which are rather trivial to create and don't require special Ubuntu images.
    • Admin
      Admin about 7 years
      The standard USB-image will boot on a mac if prepared according to instructions.
    • thatjeffsmith
      thatjeffsmith over 2 years
      we provide a complete audit trail...assuming it's enabled
  • MT0
    MT0 over 2 years
    If you are linking to your own website then you should edit your post to include disclosure of this. Or better, post the relevant detail from the links into your answer so that it becomes a self-contained solution and not something hidden behind multiple links.