On osx, the hardest part if running diskutil to find the device of the usb drive. Then su and go.
On Jul 28, 2011 6:18 PM, "Rick Thomas" <email@example.com
> On Jul 28, 2011, at 5:12 PM, Per Carlson wrote:
>> On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 09:15, Scott Ferguson
>>> Yes it's with the official documentation:-
>> Where the first sentence reads: "To prepare the USB stick, you will
>> need a system where GNU/Linux is already running and where USB is
>> supported.". So, to install Debian from an USB-stick you need a system
>> where Debian (for example) is installed. Smells recursion here :-)
>> IMHO there should be some hints what to do if the user currently is
>> running something else than GNU/Linux, like Windows or OS X.
> In Mac OS-X, it should be pretty straight-forward. E.g. the "dd"
> command exists in standard OS-X. There may be some tricks required to
> write directly to a USB stick device, but I'm guessing it's not
> But the real answer to your point is this: If you're thinking of
> running Linux, you probably have a friend who has Linux running.
> Friends are good things to have.
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