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Old 08-23-2015, 01:00 PM   #1
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Question way to create a bootable USB


My questions are, is there an easy way to create a bootable USB that I can use to overwrite all Cinnamon (32 bit on ASUS EEE PC) and burn new Linux 2 ISO?
 
Old 08-24-2015, 03:52 PM   #2
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You could consult the google, but to answer the question, xboot or unetbootin are two good apps.
 
Old 08-24-2015, 04:03 PM   #3
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Hello and welcome to LQ.


Three common ways to create a linux usb.

One is to use a creator like unetbootin or live usb creator. See www.pendrivelinux.com for ideas.

Two is to use the distro's suggestion. Some may have you boot to a cd on any system and then use their usb creator.


Three is to simply use to use dd to copy hybrid iso to usb.


There are also network boot and install options too.
 
Old 08-24-2015, 04:23 PM   #4
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It really depends on what OS you use. Ideally you want to write the image directly to the USB drive. This can be done with the GUI tool GNOME Disks (included on Mint) or the CLI tool dd (also included with Mint).

Under Windows, you can use the Universal USB installer, and Linux Live (LILI).

Hope this helps.
 
Old 08-24-2015, 10:29 PM   #5
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Thanks for the help.
 
Old 08-25-2015, 06:17 AM   #6
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Welcome aboard.

Also, dd.exe is/was available for use on Windows.
 
Old 08-25-2015, 08:01 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Ihatewindows522 View Post
It really depends on what OS you use. Ideally you want to write the image directly to the USB drive. This can be done with the GUI tool GNOME Disks (included on Mint) or the CLI tool dd (also included with Mint).

Under Windows, you can use the Universal USB installer, and Linux Live (LILI).

Hope this helps.
Seeing as you're running Linux now, I like the suggestion to use the dd command as cited here.

I see (and have experienced personally) far too many "oops" with burning software, either things like unable to see the media, or an after-problem where it didn't boot. Whereas I've never run afoul using dd where the input file is the ISO and the output file is the /dev/sd<letter>, unless of course the particular ISO file was not a bootable release.
 
  


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