Aporte original por: adlerpe ,
Since you formatted the drive under a different OS, the formatting tool may have used a partition scheme that's incompatible with OSX booting. In order to boot an Intel Mac running OSX, the boot drive needs to be GUID partitioned (not MBR as Windows uses), '''and''' HFS+ formatted (HFS+ journaled is the default format for later versions of OSX). I suspect that the partition mapping a formatting utility puts on a drive is the default partition used by the boot OS, unless you specify otherwise beforehand. If the Linux tool you're using doesn't include an option for a GUID partition map, you may need to format the drive from a Mac, using Disk Utility.