[nmglug] Bootable flash media
mark at galassi.org
Tue Sep 29 11:12:02 PDT 2020
> One of the biggest hassles for me, as a Linux user and hobbyist, has been
> creating bootable flash drives to use as live and/or installation media.
I don't use the GUIs. I download the medium, let's say to /tmp, with:
# insert USB drive
# use df or mount to see what devices/partitions got mounted with that
# insertion. assume here that it's /dev/sdu1, though it will more often
# be something like /dev/sdb1 or /dev/sdd1, but I don't want to give
# example dd commands with /dev/sdd in case someone just pastes it in.
sudo umount /dev/sdu1
sudo dd if=mydistro.iso of=/dev/sdu bs=10M # note no '1'
# pull out the USB drive
I do a lot of them to give out to students, and I like to have it in my
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