LinuxQuestions.org
Support LQ: Use code LQ3 and save $3 on Domain Registration
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 11-14-2010, 04:50 PM   #1
Fred Caro
Member
 
Registered: May 2007
Posts: 999

Rep: Reputation: 166Reputation: 166
how to use a usb iso


I have reviewed similar threads but they are not quite answering my query. I've got a 900mb usb iso of Mepis, how do I get this on a pendrive or can I just (easier?) burn it to a DVD?

Fred.
 
Old 11-14-2010, 05:01 PM   #2
paulsm4
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Distribution: SusE 8.2
Posts: 5,863
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
ubootnetin.

Here are two tutorials for creating a bootable Linux image from an .iso on a USB stick:

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/using-u...sb-from-linux/

http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

To create the bootable USB:
1. Download your .iso
2. Download UNetBootin
3. From the UnetBootin GUI, select "Disk Image= Y", and [Browse...] to your .iso file

To use the bootable USB:
1. Turn your PC <OFF> and insert the USB
2. If necessary, configure your BIOS to boot from USB
<= Make sure the boot order is USB *first*
3. Boot
4. Voila! You should boot from your USB pen drive

PS:
There are other solutions, too. But I think this is probably your best, easiest, most reliable bet.

Last edited by paulsm4; 11-14-2010 at 05:09 PM.
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 11-14-2010, 05:52 PM   #3
jefro
Moderator
 
Registered: Mar 2008
Posts: 15,374

Rep: Reputation: 2198Reputation: 2198Reputation: 2198Reputation: 2198Reputation: 2198Reputation: 2198Reputation: 2198Reputation: 2198Reputation: 2198Reputation: 2198Reputation: 2198
Three ways exist to to what you want.

One is to use the fat file system and expand the ISO on it such as unetbootin or fedora's live usb creator or pendrivelinux's 123 deal.

Another is to use the fat file system and then simply put the iso on the drive as it is. Use grub4dos or other. Again see pendrivelinux for how-to's.

Lastly is to use a native linux file system and install the disto on the flash. Some distro's must have this way like suse.


In almost all cases you do not need to burn a cd.
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 11-14-2010, 10:15 PM   #4
TobiSGD
Moderator
 
Registered: Dec 2009
Location: Germany
Distribution: Whatever fits the task best
Posts: 17,130
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 4825Reputation: 4825Reputation: 4825Reputation: 4825Reputation: 4825Reputation: 4825Reputation: 4825Reputation: 4825Reputation: 4825Reputation: 4825Reputation: 4825
If it is a so called hybrid-iso or an USB-image-file the it is so simple as executing, as root,
Code:
cat yourimage > /dev/sdX
where sdX is your USB-device.
 
1 members found this post helpful.
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
USB boot and ISO files themlruts Linux - Software 2 07-21-2009 04:24 PM
install an ISO from usb disk DAChristen29 Linux - General 10 06-11-2008 09:37 PM
How to burn the iso into my USB Knight Templar Linux - General 10 08-14-2007 08:14 PM
Does anyone Know how to open either .iso.rz or these .iso.xdelta,.iso.bz2,.iso.lzma?? maximalred Debian 5 06-09-2004 07:15 AM
iso to USB flash drive shmude Linux - Hardware 7 09-27-2003 03:14 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:15 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration