Install Mint on MacbookPro 2,2? Possible?

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chm10x
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Install Mint on MacbookPro 2,2? Possible?

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I have a MacbookPro 2,2 (mid 2006), OS X 10.6.8, Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, 120GB disk. All specs are below. I want to install Mint on it and I created a live USB drive (using unetbootin). I plugged the USB drive but my mac does not recognize it during reboot, pressing Alt or pressing C during startup does not bring up the USB as an option to boot from. I also tried burning a DVD but my DVD reader in this macbook isn't working well anymore. Installing efInd does not help either to boot from USB. Booting from USB isn't working.

Apple no longer offers software updates for my mac and I am hoping to install Mint soon. Am I hopeless? What is your advice? How can add the USB booting option to my mac?

Thanks!

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Model Name: MacBook Pro
Model Identifier: MacBookPro2,2
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2.16 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 4 MB
Memory: 2 GB
Bus Speed: 667 MHz
Boot ROM Version: MBP22.00A5.B07
SMC Version (system): 1.12f5
Serial Number (system): W***
Hardware UUID: ***
Sudden Motion Sensor:
State: Enabled
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Re: Install Mint on MacbookPro 2,2? Possible?

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see if this tutorial is helpful:
http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/1643
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