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Creating a Mac-bootable USB drive from an elementary OS ISO

How to turn an Isis ISO into USB installation media

Using the command line

  1. Download the ISO. Let's assume it's in ~/Downloads.
  2. Convert the ISO to DMG format: hdiutil convert -format UDRW -o isis elementaryos-unstable-amd64.20140529.iso.
  3. Insert your >1GB USB drive into your Mac.
  4. Determine and make note of the mount point of your USB drive.

Using Disk Utility

  1. Download the ISO. Let's assume it's in ~/Downloads.
  2. Open Disk Utility.
  3. Convert the ISO to DMG format:
  4. In Disk Utility, click Images > Convert....
  5. Select the ISO and click Convert.
  6. Set Image Format to read/write.
  7. Click Save.
  8. Insert your >1GB USB drive into your Mac.
  9. Erase your USB Drive:
  10. Select your USB Drive from Disk Utility's sidebar.
  11. Determine and make note of the mount point of your USB drive:
  12. In Disk Utility, click on your USB Drive in the sidebar.
  13. Click File > Get Info.
  14. Note the value of the Disk Identifier key.
  15. Unmount the USB Drive:
  16. In Disk Utility's sidebar, select the
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davede-git commented Jun 2, 2014

Where to download elementaryos-unstable-amd64.20140529.iso? Can't find... Could you share it, please?

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