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A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle. Khalil Gibran
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle. Khalil Gibran

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Running Linux on Mac from USB stick

Step 1: Get a USB stick (for older Linux distributions 1GB is enough, newer ones require more than that)
Step 2: Get a Linux distribution (whatever you like. I used Linux Mint 17 Qiana)
Step 3: Make that USB bootable ( http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx )
   3.1 Erase the USB stick
   3.2 Convert the Linux  .iso file to .img  by running the following command in terminal app:

hdiutil convert -format UDRW -o ~/path/to/target.img ~/path/to/ubuntu.iso

OSX might suffix the .img file with .dmg. Just remove it from the file name.

   3.3 List you devices and determine which one is the USB stick (e.g: /dev/disk2):

diskutil list

   3.4 Unmount the USB stick:

diskutil unmountDisk /dev/diskN

Note that N is you device number (e.g: 2)

   3.5 Write the image to the USB stick

sudo dd if=/path/to/downloaded.img of=/dev/rdiskN bs=1m

Again, N is your device number. Prefixing the 'diskN' with r and adding 'bs=1m' will increase the write speed.

   * 3.6 Sometimes OSX will complain that it does not understand the filesystem and ask you to eject the drive, the other times you will have to eject it:

diskutil eject /dev/diskN

4. Reboot the system holding the Option (Alt) key during POST(start-up). You will be prompted with a menu from which you will be able to select the boot drive. Chose the USB stick ('EFI Boot'). Now Linux should fire up.

5. Enjoy it.


This was executed on a MacBook Pro 13" 2012 running Mavericks 10.9.5.
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YOU GUYS!
Google leaks iOS on Nexus 5 in new video.

Totally happening. RIP Android.

(from this Getting your events into the Knowledge Graph)
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Learn my favorite drill to improve quickness and reaction time on the court!

Mi3 rocks! +MIUI ROM

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LG shows why Knock Code is better in four funny videos

If you prefer other unlocking methods, LG wants to convince you that Knock Code is better, and is doing so with these four promo clips.

By +Bogdan Petrovan 

+Jim Fawcette, Nadal outlasted Djokovic. Clearly, fitness was the key.

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Welcome to Manila, Philippines!
Mabuhay Pilipinas!

Starting my Manila trip right... delicious Filipino dishes with our very own Xiaomi Philippines product manager +Anne Olvido :)

From left to right: lettuce and tomato salad, fried kesong puti (fried white cheese, to die for), crispy pork ribs, sinigang na corned beef, and garlicky adobo.

If anyone is nearby, feel free drop by to say hello! We're at the corner table in the back. 
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