I have a MacBook Air and I want to run Ubuntu 15.04 on it using a USB flash disk. I searched Google and found a straight forward tutorial to create Ubuntu Live USB that is compatible for Mac OS X system. But unfortunately, I cannot get it works. But I found another (easier) way to create Ubuntu 15.04 Live USB for my Macbook. I follow the tutorial on this page, and it works like a charm.
Steps to create Ubuntu Live USB for Mac OS X
Before we go through, we need the following items in hand.
- USB flash disk 4 GB or more
- Mac Linux USB Loader app
Prepare the flash disk
Open Disk Utility, that should be available through the Mac Launchpad. We need to create a new bootable partition on the USB flash disk.
Make sure you select or click the USB flash disk on the Disk Utility
On the Partition Layout, select 1 partition from the dropdown list. On the Partition Information, enter the name for your USB flash disk and select MS-DOS(FAT) on the format section. Click Options and make sure you select Master Boot Record.
Next, open Mac Linux USB Loader
Double Click Create Live USB and browse the ISO file you have downloaded.
Now the Mac Linux USB Loader will copy files to your USB Flash disk. When finished, reboot Mac and press alt/option button during boot. Select USB flash disk to boot from.