[Dev] [Installation media (i686 and x86_64) - Bug #368] Error booting CD on MacBook

labs at parabola.nu labs at parabola.nu
Sat Jul 13 10:04:55 GMT 2013

Issue #368 has been updated by bugmenot.

I've just checked that Ubuntu 64-bits CD also fails to boot this late 2007 MacBook (w/ Intel Core 2).

Ubuntu 32-bits CD boots fine.

Maybe you should also provide an i686-only image.
Bug #368: Error booting CD on MacBook

Author: bugmenot
Status: open
Priority: bug
Target version: 

I burned parabola-2013.04.27-dual.iso on a CD and when I booted a MacBook with it, the computer got stuck at this screen:

Select CD-Rom Boot Type:_

There is a discussion of the same problem on Redhat here:

...including a workaround, which I adapted to the Parabola image this way:

# mount -t iso9960 parabola-2013.04.27-dual.iso /mnt
# mkdir /tmp/image
# cp -a /mnt/* /tmp/image
# mkisofs -iso-level 2 -V PARABOLA_201304 -J -r -b isolinux/isolinux.bin -c isolinux/boot.cat -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table -o /tmp/parabola-2013.04.27-dual_MACBOOK.iso /tmp/image

The resulting image can boot the MacBook.

I think this is a bug because the Ubuntu CDs boot fine.

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