I followed the procedure for using
dd to put an OS X iso on a USB stick from Linux that is described here. The problem I'm having is that my Late 2006 Intel MacBook does not recognize the USB stick at all. I cannot use a Mac to install this because the Mac boots into a kernel panic(which is why I am reinstalling the OS).
command used that failed:
sudo dd bs=4M if="./macosx" of=/dev/sdb && sync