[Sugar-devel] [IAEP] soas live cd on MacBook? How?

Sean DALY sdaly.be at gmail.com
Sun May 24 13:39:20 EDT 2009

OSX has a CLI "bless" command which may do what is necessary.

I'll try to look into this, I have a recent Mac Mini


On Sun, May 24, 2009 at 6:16 PM, Jonas Smedegaard <dr at jones.dk> wrote:
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> On Sun, May 24, 2009 at 08:19:53AM -0700, Caryl Bigenho wrote:
>>I had an idea in the shower this am (some of my best ideas come while I
>>am in the shower).  I think I may know what is going on with the Macs
>>and live Sugar CDs and how it might be fixed.
>>According to Apple, when you boot with the option key down, the
>>computer looks for all bootable items, eg the Mac HD, a Windows section
>>(via Boot Camp), an external drive, a USB stick, or a CD in the Macs
>>optical drive.  The item must contain all elements needed to be
>>bootable.  Sooo....
> Please beware that Apple might have a different interpretation for the
> term "bootable".
> It might very well be (as was for sure with pre-Intel Macs!) that the
> nice Apple boot selector only lists things looking Mac-like (i.e. looks
> like a Darwin kernel).
> [...some google searching...]
> Indeed, that seems to be the case: You need to boot from a HFS+
> partition that is "blessed".  A solution seems to be here:
> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=869324
> Beware that if "blessing" is similar to that of classic MacOS, then it
> includes adding a small binary piece that is *not* free software.  In
> other words, it may be illegal to publish SoaS as pre-blessed images.
> :-(
>  - Jonas
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