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#126 2014-09-29 10:06:16

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Re: How To prepare an ISO to USB - Linux & Windows Instructions

porkpiehat wrote:
branwerks wrote:

Just ran the live cd. Now I've got to figure out how to unlock the panel so I can drag it to the bottom of the screen, if that's possible in this distro ......... but that's not for this thread. Thanks for your response.

http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=23473

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#127 2014-10-14 00:30:52

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Re: How To prepare an ISO to USB - Linux & Windows Instructions

sudo dd if=mini.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=4M; sync

Thanks for that nice and clear tuto but I think that in this case the sync is useless cause when the first command has been executed (with good or bad result) then sync is launched and does not help in any way.
It would be more useful to use:

sudo dd if=mini.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=4M conv=fdatasync

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#128 2014-10-14 07:19:03

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Re: How To prepare an ISO to USB - Linux & Windows Instructions

jyul4nd0li wrote:
sudo dd if=mini.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=4M conv=fdatasync

reading the man page for dd, this makes sense.
who else has been in contact with unix gods and can comment?

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#129 2014-10-14 07:24:14

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Re: How To prepare an ISO to USB - Linux & Windows Instructions

They do different things:

man sync wrote:

NAME
       sync - flush file system buffers

SYNOPSIS
       sync [OPTION]

DESCRIPTION
       Force changed blocks to disk, update the super block.

man dd wrote:

       fdatasync
              physically write output file data before finishing

Not entirely sure what this actually means though...
hmm

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#130 2014-10-14 07:48:08

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Re: How To prepare an ISO to USB - Linux & Windows Instructions

^ I think the intended end result is the same: wait until output data is written before returning a prompt.  Sometimes, I have seen the standard ;sync return to prompt immediately, depending on how the flash drive is connected (e.g. a microSD card in a USB adapter, if memory serves).  Perhaps fdatasync more reliably accomplishes this?

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#131 2014-10-16 04:23:34

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Re: How To prepare an ISO to USB - Linux & Windows Instructions

Tutorials like this are always very useful, mainly for new Linux users.

I think that LinuxLive USB Creator is another good software alternative for prepare an USB from Windows, especially when having problems using Win32 Disk Imager.

Thanks VastOne.

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#132 2014-10-28 19:11:24

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Re: How To prepare an ISO to USB - Linux & Windows Instructions

Tried loading 2 Dell Windows 7 images for an Inspiron 1420 in a USB stick using 2 methods, unetbootin and dd, no joy.... sad

On the 2 methods the process goes all the way and it seems correct but no go, "no bootable sector on USB"

Tried the same USB stick with unetbootin and an AptoSid image and worked just fine

All point to Winblows corrupted images, will burn either of the 2 images on a DVDRW for testing purposes and report back.

This post is just a reference only for anyone else to not guess if they have the same problem

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Edit: it booted from the original disc and from the burned backup, unetbootin and windows are not friends....

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#133 2014-11-02 17:04:05

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Re: How To prepare an ISO to USB - Linux & Windows Instructions

I read about the way to install #! on linux, starting putting in usb and run/write:

sudo ls -l /dev/disk/by-id/*usb*

but where do i write it? i have ubuntu.. 

/a real newbe here!

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#134 2014-11-02 17:39:33

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Re: How To prepare an ISO to USB - Linux & Windows Instructions

Swedeee 901 wrote:

I read about the way to install #! on linux, starting putting in usb and run/write:

sudo ls -l /dev/disk/by-id/*usb*

but where do i write it? i have ubuntu.. 

/a real newbe here!

Open terminal, and write it there. Then press <ENTER> key.


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#135 2014-11-02 18:22:28

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Re: How To prepare an ISO to USB - Linux & Windows Instructions

Swedeee 901 wrote:

sudo ls -l /dev/disk/by-id/*usb*

but where do i write it? i have ubuntu..

last time i looked, ubuntu still came with a terminal emulator.
they might have changed that to not confuse non-technical users...

ha, only joking.

i'm pretty sure even unity comes with a terminal emulator. if you can't find the appropriate icon, try ctrl-alt-t hotkey, and it should should pop up. that's where you have to enter these commands.

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#136 2014-11-02 20:07:55

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Re: How To prepare an ISO to USB - Linux & Windows Instructions

Thanx! i found it, but i hit into the instructions of:

Now cd to where your *.iso is   

cd ~/downloads


Do i need to write this in terminal?: cd ~/downloads

I also wonder if i should extract the downloaded #! iso file when i prepare my usb in linux? it do not say so in instructions.. hmm

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#137 2014-11-02 20:28:44

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Re: How To prepare an ISO to USB - Linux & Windows Instructions

Swedeee 901 wrote:

Thanx! i found it, but i hit into the instructions of:

Now cd to where your *.iso is   

cd ~/downloads


Do i need to write this in terminal?: cd ~/downloads

I also wonder if i should extract the downloaded #! iso file when i prepare my usb in linux? it do not say so in instructions.. hmm

I think you need to follow some very basic tutorial about using a terminal, and basic commands.

You are doing the equivalent of me giving you a book and saying "Read that", and you replying "How?". Then I say "Open it at page 1", and you reply "What is a 'page', and what does 'open' mean?"


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#138 2014-11-02 20:32:30

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Re: How To prepare an ISO to USB - Linux & Windows Instructions

Swedeee 901 wrote:

Do i need to write this in terminal?: cd ~/downloads

Yes.

if the text looks like this then you should be entering it in the terminal

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#139 2014-11-02 20:58:43

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Re: How To prepare an ISO to USB - Linux & Windows Instructions

And, please, please, try to understand what are you doing. For example, when someone suggests:

$ sudo ls -l /dev/disk/by-id/*usb*

take some time, and before you issue above command in terminal, run following:

$ man sudo

and

$ man ls

(both in terminal).

Firstly, you will learn great deal this way. Secondly, you will protect yourself, because some people might have bad intentions (not on this forum, though). As a bad example: somebody could said that you run command:

$ sudo rm -rf /

(don't execute this!). Looking at 'man rm' you would eventually discover that it will erase all your files, together with operating system.

As I said, this is not likely to happen on this forum. But I have seen such advices on web ... as both a joke and serious advice.

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#140 2014-11-02 21:04:03

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Re: How To prepare an ISO to USB - Linux & Windows Instructions

imbecil, it should be "man ls", poor person is just getting more and more confused...
and anyhow, let's concentrate on this other thread from now on, shall we.

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#141 2014-11-02 21:05:10

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Re: How To prepare an ISO to USB - Linux & Windows Instructions

+1 ^


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#142 2014-11-02 21:06:34

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Re: How To prepare an ISO to USB - Linux & Windows Instructions

Thanks ohnonot and TicTac. Fixed.


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#143 2014-11-02 21:28:02

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Re: How To prepare an ISO to USB - Linux & Windows Instructions

Thanx for the warning imbecil, crazy people out there!
And i understand your point damo! for me as a newbie this short process gets long, i will look into some basic tutorial!
but now i did pass the
cd ~/downloads     

So i just wonder if i need to extract the #! before i finnish the process, and do i in a yes-case extract all #! folders i downloaded as torrent? ex. dists, isolinux, install, etc..

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#144 2014-11-02 21:38:06

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Re: How To prepare an ISO to USB - Linux & Windows Instructions

Swedeee 901 wrote:

Thanx for the warning imbecil, crazy people out there!
And i understand your point damo! for me as a newbie this short process gets long, i will look into some basic tutorial!
but now i did pass the
cd ~/downloads     

So i just wonder if i need to extract the #! before i finnish the process, and do i in a yes-case extract all #! folders i downloaded as torrent? ex. dists, isolinux, install, etc..

I think you have already been asked to carry on your questions in the other thread?


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#145 2014-11-02 21:50:17

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Re: How To prepare an ISO to USB - Linux & Windows Instructions

sorry! i just read on the other thread! will not ask more here..

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#146 2014-11-28 21:26:16

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Re: How To prepare an ISO to USB - Linux & Windows Instructions

Hi,

I have copied the iso image via dd onto my usb stick and did a reboot.
Nothing does happen, no boot from usb, the system hangs. Looks like that no boot device is found.
Any ideas of what to do next?

My machine is a HP elitebook 8440 and is bootable from usb.
Currently running #! Statler.

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#147 2014-11-28 21:46:32

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Re: How To prepare an ISO to USB - Linux & Windows Instructions

[ Best to ask questions in Help&Support, and refer back to this HowTo thread wink ]

Did you format the usb stick as FAT32 and set the boot flag first? I know this isn't supposed to matter....but sometimes it does!

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#148 2014-11-28 22:25:13

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Re: How To prepare an ISO to USB - Linux & Windows Instructions

Did you format the usb stick as FAT32 and set the boot flag first?

how do i do this? Tried with mkdosfs but it does not support bootable file system.

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#149 2014-11-28 23:24:13

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Re: How To prepare an ISO to USB - Linux & Windows Instructions

winosdonotmarch wrote:

Did you format the usb stick as FAT32 and set the boot flag first?

how do i do this? Tried with mkdosfs but it does not support bootable file system.

REPEAT [ Best to ask questions in Help&Support, and refer back to this HowTo thread wink ]

Use gparted


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