I was wondering what the issue is - I can't boot the Elive Live system on my macbook. Etcher always creates 2 files on my USB and when booting nothing happens. All other Live systems on other USB sticks simply work - but only have one partition on the USB stick. MD5sum is ok.
I have no idea why that happens. It's a 128 GB Verbatim.
Any help or ideas available?
Okay I found the solution:
my macbook is 64 bit - and I only have the 32 bi image. I donated yesterday but unfortunately I can't get the 64 bit beta download now.
I hope they'll see and send me a download link so I can try it out without donating again.
If you are booting 3.0.6 Stable there ..... Be aware that it doesn't support EFI. 32bit in itself will boot on x64, that isn't the problem. The beta 3.7.x versions do support EFI, BTW.
Please do check first if an issue isn't mentioned in the FAQ page (hint: It is): https://www.elivecd.org/faqs/
On wanting to boot Stable you need to turn on "legacy boot" i.e set it as first (or only) option in the BIOS.
As to the "donation" you should've received the link almost immediately ....... maybe check your spam folder?
Also be aware that there is no 64bit Stable (3.0.6) version. Only the Beta 3.7.16 versions have a 64bit variant and allow for UEFI booting, and that includes the 32bit version which should just boot on a macbook and is cost free.
Here's someones very recent experience:
The Beta versions are very different beasts compared to Stable with a very different temporary desktop experience.
Your problem is a different one:
Your machine needs to boot EFI, the Elive image that you used does not have this option.
You need another Elive image with (U)EFI boot.
Actually only our beta does offer this needed option,
therefor you will need the
Use Balena Etcher for writing the iso to an usb stick
switch OFF your Mac
put in the usb stick
hold down the "alt" key and do not release
switch on your Mac (still pressing alt, yes)
until you can see the screen like this: