Re: Trouble making bootable USB from ISO image
- Date: Fri, 3 May 2019 18:29:02 +0100
- From: Paul Sutton <zleap@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Trouble making bootable USB from ISO image
On 03/05/2019 18:24, James Medeiros wrote:
> I usually use dd; the following should also work (someone jump in if
> I'm misunderstanding the question). Also second what Greg said, make
> sure your USB isn't mounted.
> dd if=<ISO file> of=/dev/sdf bs=8M
> On Fri, May 3, 2019 at 12:54 PM Greg Wooledge <wooledg@xxxxxxxxxxx
> <mailto:wooledg@xxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
> On Sat, May 04, 2019 at 01:50:31AM +0900, Mark Fletcher wrote:
> > it auto-mounted.
> > So as root I did:
> > cp <ISO file> /dev/sdf
> You need the device NOT to be mounted when you do the cp. This
> may mean
> you have to turn off your auto-mounter, or (better still) just log
> out of
> your Desktop Environment entirely, and log in as root on a text
> for this operation.
> If the device is mounted, that will interfere with the raw byte
> you're doing. The results are unpredictable.
Just to add that if you put status=progress at the end you should get a
progress bar as it writes, this is handy otherwise you are sitting
around for what seems ages while it writes away in the background.
Hope this helps
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