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My hardware and software differs from yours. I will first document how I tested my answer and then try to adapt the answer to your needs. Since this is a fairly long answer, the adaption will be given as a separate answer. My computer is an iMac (20-inch Mid 2007). The version of OS X is 10.10.2. I will be installing Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 Bit. I ...
Since this question has been marked as a duplicate, I have moved my answer to the other question. Please see my answer posted at Boot camp install of Windows 7 issue, no bootable devices.
Follow these steps to create an .img file from the .iso file you have, and then copy to the USB stick. This will also change the filesystem that is on the USB to make it bootable. Open the Terminal Application. Type command to convert the .iso file to .img using the convert option. hdiutil convert -format UDRW -o ~/path/to/target.img ~/path/to/ubuntu.iso ...
Machines that shipped with a DVD drive can't install Windows using a usb device in my experience. It seems that as soon as the thumb drive is selected for booting it looses power for a second and then can no longer be found. One option would be to use your secondary drive as a bootable installer for Windows.
Here's one way of doing it, it's not elegant but it will work. Download and install Virtualbox and install Windows on it from your .ISO file. This will verify your .ISO is working. Once you've got Windows installed, download Rufus. This will create a bootable USB drive that will boot your MacBook, assuming the .ISO is good to begin with. Once that's done ...
Here's something to try... If your Mac Pro has issues with booting from USB but will boot from a DVD, create a DVD from the USB installer. If you know how to do this then ignore the rest, grab a dual-layer DVD and get cracking. If not, read on... First, mount your USB installer and then go to Disk Utility. Highlight the partition Install OS X Yosemite on ...
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