Originally Posted by Johnnie J
I'd like burn the Debian OS with XFCE on my laptop to USB for some of my friends to try. Many have them older equipment like mine that would benefit from this fairly light set up. The problem is that they, similarly to me, are not very fluent in Linux.
If anyone is willing to help that would be wonderful.
I've spent several hours Googling and haven't found what I need.
Where did you get stuck? Basically the steps are:
1) Download the iso file of you release you want on usb.
2) Connect the usb stick
3) Find it in the /dev folder. It's probably going to show as /dev/sdb or so.
4) Make sure the stick is not mounted. Umount if necessary using the umount command (as root)
4) Burn the iso onto the stick using the dd command as root.
dd if=/path/to/isofile of=/dev/sdx bs=4M;sync
where sdx can be e.g. sdb, or sdc, ... depending on where your stick is. Make sure not to put sdb1 or so.
And *be careful* to choose the right destination. If you choose the wrong device you might delete your hard drive! In case of doubt, ask here before issuing the above command. Again, you can cause serious damage to your system if you make a mistake.