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Re: Debian Live USB fails; bricks the USB stick




On Tue, 7 Nov 2017 15:05:06 -0600 Kent West <westk@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 7, 2017 at 12:41 PM, Patrick Bartek <nemommxiv@xxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
> 
> > On Tue, 7 Nov 2017 10:58:58 -0600 Kent West <westk@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > > I wanted to create a Live Debian USB stick (using an existing
> > > Debian system). I remember doing such a few years ago with
> > > "unetbootin", but when I looked for "unetbootin" via aptitude
> > > search, I couldn't find it, so I did a quick "unetbootin debian"
> > > search, and found a Debian bug report from 2015
> > > (https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=775689) that
> > > led me to believe I should not use unetbootin, but to use the
> > > newer method of simply dd'ing the .ISO to the USB drive.
> > >
> > > So I went to
> > > https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current-live/amd64/iso-hybrid/
> > > and downloaded the AMD64 Cinnamon version of 9.2.0, and then
> > > inserted my USB stick, found it on /dev/sdc, and ran the command:
> > >
> > > sudo if=debian-live-9.2.0-amd64-cinnamon.iso
> >
> > I'd give the complete path to the downloaded ISO.  dd's pretty
> > stupid.
> >
> > > <https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current-live/amd64/
> > iso-hybrid/debian-live-9.2.0-amd64-cinnamon.iso>
> >
> > Remove this.
> >
> 
> That's just an artifact of my copy/paste into GMail; the actual
> command did not include the web address.
> 
> [snip]

I figured something was amiss.  Also, in your original post there was no
dd command to go with the if= and of=.  I assumed something similar.

Always proof read.

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