I had a look into our current MX Linux and antiX ISO to find a way to make them bootable on those problematic Mac's, too.
As my first attempt please find attached a tool which will convert MX Linux and antiX ISO's into a different ISO format, which
appears more suitable to get booted on Mac's. The generated ISO will also boot on non-Mac computer.
Please extract the attached tar file "mk-mx-imac-iso.sh.tgz" into the same folder of the MX ISO or antiX ISO.
To convert an MX/antiX 32bit or 64bit ISO please run this script as indicated with the Usage below.
Please to either burn the created mac.iso on DVD or "burn" on USB stick, e.g. using dd-live-usb command line tool or other USB dd-dumper tools, like Etcher etc or use MX Live USB Maker but use DD-mode.
Don't create a full feature LiveUSB using live-usb-maker with the generated imac-iso, as the structur of the imac-iso has changed
and generating full feature LiveUSB ive-usb-maker or MX Live USB Maker might currently not work.
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Usage: mk-mx-imac-iso.sh : Convert MX/antiX-Linux ISO to iMac-bootable ISO mk-mx-imac-iso.sh <MX-iso-file> Examples: ./mk-mx-imac-iso.sh MX-18.2_386.iso will create MX-18.2_386_imac.iso ./mk-mx-imac-iso.sh MX-18.2_x64.iso will create MX-18.2_x64_imac.iso
EDIT: As a little "bonus" the tool will carry over the current locale like: language, timezone and keyboard into the created ISO.
So you need only select the first menu entry, which holds the current locale settings already.
EDIT: Potentially it might also work to boot older iMacs, so any feedback welcome.