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Re: New Linux User needs some guidance

On 07/10/2019 19:04, Thomas Schmitt wrote:
> Hi,
> lwhonaker@gmail.com wrote:
>> I was under the impression, if I copied the dvd image to a usb stick,
>> I could boot from the stick and start the install.
> This is true. You have to put it as image onto the raw USB stick device.
>   https://www.debian.org/CD/faq/#write-usb
> proposes for GNU/Linux something like
>   cp debian-10.0.0-amd64-netinst.iso /dev/sdd
> where /dev/sdd is the device file representing the USB stick.

I've been following this thread with interest, as right from the start
it talks about "copying" the .iso image to the ssd. At risk of
displaying some ignorance, and attracting flames, I think this is
misleading and take issue with the FAQ.

cp copies a file onto s file system, bit that's not what's wanted here.
To create a bootable image from a .iso, you need 'dd', i.e.
sudo dd bs=4M \

Make sure you identify the correct usb stick for sdx, or you may end up
overwriting something important.

This is explained in detail at

It worked for me.
Good luck, Tony
Tony van der Hoff        | mailto:tony@vanderhoff.org
Buckinghamshire, England |

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