Turns out this was pretty easy to get going on my Macbook 2006 model to install Xubuntu.
On my fedora computer I installed isomaster (yum install isomaster), then opened the Xubuntu.iso I downloaded with isomaster.
[email protected] ~ $ isomaster xubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso
Highlight the EFI folder, ad then click the icon 5th icon on the bottom (I think its supposed to be a trashcan.
Then file -> Save As and save a new copy of the ISO.
You will end up with a slightly smaller iso:
[email protected] ~ $ ls -la x.iso xubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso
-rw——- 1 glaw users 953790464 Jun 4 20:22 x.iso
-rw-r–r– 1 glaw users 957349888 May 6 10:21 xubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso
Now burn the x.iso with your favorite burner.
[email protected] ~ $ basero x.iso
Once your have burned this off successfully, insert into your Macbook, boot up while pressing the alt/option key and select the “Windows” Icon (the mac thinks this is a boot camp install).
This other website will help in getting your Mac setup for the new OS :