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and hit enter. Wait till you see the command prompt again.
 
and hit enter. Wait till you see the command prompt again.
  
Boot your Mac with USB plugged in. Hold down alt/option to get the boot menu. Select **refit** and wait.
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Boot your Mac with USB plugged in. Hold down alt/option to get the boot menu. Select "refit" and wait.
 
If all runs smooth, you should see a menu showing "LinuxMCE" and it will start boot gpxe in 2 seconds.
 
If all runs smooth, you should see a menu showing "LinuxMCE" and it will start boot gpxe in 2 seconds.

Revision as of 11:22, 18 September 2012

Setup a Mac as MediaDirector

  • Download DMG File: http://deb.linuxmce.org/refit-syslinux-gpxe_small_v2.dmg (it contains all partitions and files needed)
  • Open .dmg-File and plug in usb drive
  • Open disk utilities
  • deactivate partitions of .dmg-File and USB stick using "Disk Utility" on Mac. DO NOT UNMOUNT!
  • get device names using "Disk Utility": command+i shows the device identifier, when its deactivated the device names gets an "r" as prefix
    • dmg: disk1 -> rdisk1
    • usb: disk2 -> rdisk2

Write DMG File to USB:

Open the Terminal.app and type:

 dd if=/dev/rdisk1 of=/dev/rdisk2 bs=1m

and hit enter. Wait till you see the command prompt again.

Boot your Mac with USB plugged in. Hold down alt/option to get the boot menu. Select "refit" and wait. If all runs smooth, you should see a menu showing "LinuxMCE" and it will start boot gpxe in 2 seconds.