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Booting from USB on an old MacBook

Hi all,

as Apple won't fix older systems I would like to install debian on my
2009 (or so) 13" MacBook to prevent being vulnerable to Meltdown and
Spectre. Sadly the internal CD drive is broken and the notebook does not
boot from USB. I didn't find any hint in the Bios settings how to boot
from a usb device.

Is there a hack to boot such a Macbook from USB or do I have to buy a
new cd drive?


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