Debian 'Live' install from .img to USB
Dear Sir / Madam,
I have recently downloaded the file
http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/6.0.1-live/i386/usb-hdd/ and am
wanting to install to a 16GB USB flash drive.
I am currently running Lenny, having not yet had the time to run the
upgrade process, but wish to test the new version on some of our current
(very old) hardware prior to doing the upgrade. Should this new version
not work on the old systems that we have, I would then use the same USB
disk on potential replacement hardware prior purchasing anything new.
I have spent much time searching your web site for instructions how I
may achieve this, but have not found any so far.
I had thought that Partimage would do this when I downloaded it, but
Partimage cannot read this .img file.
I have also used the command "dd
if=debian-live-6.0.1-i386-gnome-desktop.img of=/dev/sdb1" to try to
install on the USB. When trying to mount this after much activity had
been completed, the system recognised that a USB device had been
attached but couldn't recognise the device. I then looked at the device
using Partition Editor, which classified the partition type as "Unknown"
after this partition had been previously formatted using Partition
Editor to FAT16 as per prior instructions.
Please would you be so kind as to point me to the relevant instructions
and what application I need to use to install the .img file under Lenny.
It may be an idea to possibly include these instructions at the relevant
websites where these .img files are stored, so as to prevent people like
me asking idiot questions like this for the future.
Thanking you in anticipation and thank you (Debian) for a really great