The laptop I'm using has Solus installed on it, but I accidentally bricked it while trying to get the right video driver. It's a MacBook Air. I have a HDD with a partition containing a live version of the newest Solus, but the laptop isn't recognizing any external media as bootable. How can I fix this?

  1. Shut down your pc and restart it by pressing Alt which displays the boot selection menu.
  2. Click on name of your hard disk(external), then it will boot from your external hard disk

If you are using MacOS, you can select System Preferences from the Apple menu, click on Startup Disk, select the name of your external hard drive, and click on Restart.

  • The boot menu does not display the drive. Also, MacOS does not exist on the machine anymore. It boots from its internal drive, but it has the wrong video driver installed, so the only thing it displays is a blinking cursor in the top left corner. – DroidMonkey Jul 21 '18 at 1:29
  • @DroidMonkey your external hard drive is working or not? Check connector or something which can be responsible. – usamypwd Jul 21 '18 at 1:37
  • The HDD is perfectly functional. The machine will not recognize any bootable media at all. – DroidMonkey Jul 21 '18 at 1:39
  • BIOS menu is not available. – DroidMonkey Jul 21 '18 at 1:44
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    Get another USB/external/disk or cable. – Rui F Ribeiro Jul 21 '18 at 4:21

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