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Old 02-04-2012, 09:54 AM   #1
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How to use dd?


I'm trying to make a bootable USB drive with "ArchBang i686 2011.11" from .iso file.

I did:

dd if=archbang-2011.11-i686.iso of=/dev/sdb1 bs=8M

It works, but the drive became read-only.

Is there any way to make it bootable, FAT32 with read write permissions and all 8GB avaiable?

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Old 02-04-2012, 10:03 AM   #2
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Here some nice links !

http://www.oreillynet.com/linux/cmd/cmd.csp?path=d/dd
http://linux.die.net/man/1/dd
http://linux.die.net/Linux-CLI/duplicating-disks.html

Regards
 
Old 02-04-2012, 10:11 AM   #3
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Hi,
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Originally Posted by cristi92b View Post
Is there any way to make it bootable, FAT32 with read write permissions and all 8GB avaiable?
The iso itself dictates all of these (bootable usb: must also be available in your BIOS). If the iso is 6 Gb and holds an ext4 filesystem your end-result will be 6Gb and will have an ext4 filesystem.

The previous reply points you to some dd related sites, but there's a very good mega thread about dd right here on LQ: Learn the DD command.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 02-04-2012, 10:23 AM   #4
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Thank you!
 
Old 02-04-2012, 10:43 AM   #5
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take a look at unetbooting, it may have what you need
 
  


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