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Re: update Copying USB/HDD image to a USB stick on manual

On 08/30/2010 09:39 AM, Johan Haggi wrote:
> I don't know if my problem is because I download the img on a sd-card
> (vfat) and from this to a usb stick (I have a eeepc with only 500 GB free
> on HD), but both:
>   dd if=debian-live-60alpha2-i386-rescue.iso of=${USBSTICK}
>   cat debian-live-60alpha2-i386-rescue.iso > ${USBSTICK}
> give me an usb-stick that I can mount in loop but is not bootable (the same
> with xfce img).

first, don't use cat, use dd.

second, the image written to the stick that way definitely works.
remember that ${USBSTICK} is the device, e.g. /dev/sdb, not a partition
such as /dev/sdb1.

> I have a bootable stick with the option bs=1048576
>   dd if=debian-live-60alpha2-i386-rescue.iso of=${USBSTICK} bs=1048576

if that is necessary, then that looks like a local problem with a weird
usb stick. did you try a different one?

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