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Old 06-10-2005, 01:02 AM   #1
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Program to write ISO to USB drive

Is there any free program that can write an ISO image to a USB drive?

I know this is possible because DSL sells 128MB USB drives with DSL installed.

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Old 06-10-2005, 01:40 AM   #2
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Have you tried dd?
The command would look something like the following:
dd if=file.iso of=/dev/usbdrive
See the man for dd

I used it to copy a floppy image to a usb drive. Worked for me.
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I know I am a little bit late Exist program called unetbootin which do exactly what you want, write iso to usb and makes it bootable. The dd command did not working for me. Also unetbooting did not work on every distros (tried with ubuntu, xubuntu and worked, but with fluxbuntu did not)
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Start at

Be careful with dd command.

"I will not talk to you if you don't read the manual or attempt to use proper English!"

I don't take offense to that but I do speak Texan most of the time. I hope you will reconsider your harsh conditions.

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Old 03-08-2010, 05:30 PM   #5
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"I will not talk to you if you don't read the manual or attempt to use proper English!"
I guess no one ever answered with proper english since the OP has not responded in 5 years.


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