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Re: installing debian from USB... IS IT POSSIBLE?

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" <rbthomas@pobox.com> wrote:
> On Jul 28, 2011, at 5:12 PM, Per Carlson wrote:
>> On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 09:15, Scott Ferguson
>> <prettyfly.productions@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Yes it's with the official documentation:-
>>> http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/i386/ch04.html.en
>> 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
> impossible.
> 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.
> Rick
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