Macbook Pro Boot Disc Download

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Starting in 2018 the Macbook Pro includes a secure boot chip that prevents your Macbook from booting windows, linux, BSD, gentoo, Fedora, Atlas Supervisor, other Mac O/S/s on a usb, etc.

RE-POST Wanting to try the new RF9 with my new 2020 16” MacBook Pro, I discovered the dreaded “black screen” while attempting to play. The download was successful but after launching, the application would get to the Tx calibration screen and then turn to a black screen. My system was up to.

You CAN boot a 2018 2019 or 2020 Macbook Pro from USB!

  • Since you're trying to boot KillDisk, I'm guessing you want to destroy the drive for the purposes of selling or junking the laptop. Fortunately, you have several options available to you: Option 1: Boot the machine to Internet Recovery and use Disk Utility to wipe the drive.
  • The MacBook Pro Retina 2013 uses a special build of OS X 10.9.1. This means the installer downloaded from the Mac App Store or from a friend's computer will not work. The built in Recovery HD partion has a bootable recovery disk already on it, but we need to get the computer to download the.
  • Set it aside, calm down and download a bootable data recovery app using any other computer. Disk Drill is by far the most convenient and up-to-date macOS bootable file rescue solution. It'll make your Mac boot from USB in just a few clicks. Starting with Disk Drill 3, anyone can create a bootable Mac OS X drive in a matter of minutes.

But it does take a few steps to get there.

Step One

Boot into Recovery Mode

To access Recovery Mode, turn off your Macbook, turn it on and hold the Command (⌘) and R keys. Keep holding them through the chime sound until you see the Recovery Screen below…

Yaaay! You entered a secret level with hidden powers!

Step 2

Click on Utlities (on the menu bar at the top of the screen, don’t click on Disk Utlities in the middle of the screen)

Select ‘Startup Security Utility’ and you’ll get this screen…

Change the settings for both to the same as the image above.

Secure Boot to No Security

External Boot to Allow booting from external media

Exit out, shut down the laptop.

Step 3

Plug in your bootable USB device and boot up your 2018 2019 Macbook Pro from USB, hold the Command (⌘) key and you’ll see the startup disk screen, select the USB and boot it up.

Caveats, notes and disclaimers.

Macbook Pro Boot Disc Download
  1. You need an uefi bootable image. (we’re uncertain of other workarounds for grub at this time)
  2. You may not have any access to the internal drive. Not sure if it is a linux driver issue or some sort of on chip security, but so far, no access.
  3. Leaving ‘external boot allowed’ is a risk that if stolen, someone might be able to access the internal drive.
  4. The law of unintended consequences. Apple rarely supports playing around with bootable O/Ss, you could brick an extremely expensive device.
  5. Apple does have further detail on the T2 security chip and how to use it. Read more before playing around too much in there.

The better option

If you are looking for a great laptop to run NinjaStik we recommend getting an IBM Lenovo T430i for ~$140 and using it. The T430i is one of the best value for $ deals to run a daily use linux based personal laptop. It’s ugly but it is a solid machine.

Using a $140 laptop for linux and not risking your $5000 Macbook Pro is our recommendation.

You mentioned troubleshooting, did it include these:

NVRAM reset


Shut down the MacBook Pro. Start it and immediately hold down Command, Option, P and R keys at the same time. Wait until you hear the startup chime for the third time before letting go.

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Also, SMC reset may be needed (that usually doesn't fix a missing boot partition, though).

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  • Shut down the computer.
  • Plug in the MagSafe power adapter to a power source, connecting it to the Mac if its not already connected.
  • On the built-in keyboard, press the (left side) Shift-Control-Option keys and the power button at the same time.
  • Release all the keys and the power button at the same time.
  • Press the power button to turn on the computer.

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Restart and hold down the D key to enter the Hardware Test. Follow the instructions.

When booted externally, use Finder's Go menu to open Utilities. Launch Disk Utility and look for any signs of your internal drive in the list of hard drives on the left. If you find it look for First Aid and try to use it on the disk.

Refer to the following to see if it takes you anywhere you haven't been yet.

Feb 10, 2017 3:37 PM