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Old 09-19-2004, 01:12 PM   #1
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Question Usb drive bootable?

I have a 512 MB usb key and I would like to install a Linux Live CD on to it. However when I download it, it comes as a .iso file. I am currently looking at Morphix and Berry Linux. How would I make the drive bootable? When I start up the computer I see an option for usb drives. However, how do I put a .iso file onto a drive? Thanks for the help
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There are some useful links and documentation here:
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I think you need to use the dd command. For the output file name, use the device rather than the partition.
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ah... whats the dd command sorry i dont know that much
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