I have a bootable floppy that boots just fine on old PCs. I want to boot it however on my 2015 Macbook Pro, which does not have the BIOS (whereas my 2013 MBP did). So I cannot on the 2015 model even boot a Linux CD.

I have an ISO header that will let me create a readable CDROM, but not a bootable CDROM. (Command is: cat isoheader.img floppy.img > cdrom.iso)

The Apple bless command gives an error when I add the --legacy switch.

What to do?

PS: I cannot use bootcamp as I do not have enough free drive space.

  • This question looks like an x-y-problem! Which Linux distribution do you want to boot on your MBP 2015? – klanomath Apr 9 '17 at 20:24
  • I want to boot MenuetOS. – iSelfy Apr 9 '17 at 20:46
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    Even if I could boot my Mac with it, I wouldn't! Just run it in a virtual machine. – user3439894 Apr 9 '17 at 22:23
  • No I don't want to use a vm. I want a real solution. – iSelfy Apr 9 '17 at 23:40
  1. If you don't have the ISO use disk utility to take an image of your floppy.
  2. Use the app from etcher.io to "burn" this ISO to a USB drive.

Now if the image itself is not bootable, that might be a better answered on a different stack-exchange.

  • I'd rather just generate it from the command-line. How do I know this Etcher doesn't have malware in it? – iSelfy Apr 10 '17 at 2:54
  • github.com/resin-io/etcher it's open source – Stefan Crain Apr 10 '17 at 2:58
  • Etcher doesn't build. It says: make: jq: Command not found – iSelfy Apr 10 '17 at 19:53
  • Etcher appear to be written in JS... bizarre. – iSelfy Apr 10 '17 at 19:54

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