I used a USB image based distro. I don't think it had a specific name. Anyways, look for one of those, and flash it to a thumb drive. I do know there was an issue with one of the more recent bootloaders that uses a mouse for navigation. The internal trackpad isn't recognized and the usb ports don't work. I had to push one of the function keys to get to the older chameleon bootloader and from there I could type in the boot flags. The biggest problem I have now is getting a boot loader installed. I'm about to follow this guide here and see if I can get it working.
Edit: I hope i'm not breaking any rules since i'm not linking to anything, but the usb image I got was a .raw file in a torrent you can find with the keywords "Mavericks USB" on an extremely popular tracker. It may have been the DMG one, anyways, you have to press "1" as it boots up so you can bypass the clover bootloader.