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How can I tell a fresh ubuntu 9.0.4 install to boot from an external Mac OS X usb drive?

How can I tell a fresh ubuntu 9.0.4 install to boot from an external Mac OS X usb drive?

I have a reformatted Mac mini containing only a fresh install of Ubuntu 9.0.4. The Apple boot loader as been removed, so I can't hold down option, or the c key to get it to reboot form the install DVD. I do have an external drive (with both a usb and firewire interface available) with a bootable cloned OS X system on it.

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Guest [Entry]

I don't know if this will work but try rebooting and holding down shift-option-command and Delete. That used to force the mac to boot from something other that the internal hard drive. I haven't tried it lately.