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Old 06-07-2014, 07:49 PM   #1
mike acker
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Which program to burn ISO to a USB Thumb Drive

which utility program can i use to burn an ISO download to a USB Thumb drive?

I need to do an install for a fellow and the machine he wants to use has no DVD drive
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On a Linux machine:

sudo dd if=/path/to/your/ISO/file.iso of=/dev/[your flash drive]
For the [your flash drive], use the WHOLE device (/dev/sdb), not a partition (/dev/sdb1). MAKE SURE YOU GET THE RIGHT DEVICE! A single typo in the "of" part can DESTROY your data. So double- and triple-check it.

For windows:
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Old 06-07-2014, 08:57 PM   #3
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i found also some references to a program called "unetbootin"
which was available from the package manager on my system

and I have 3 prospects now -- all with laptops or notebooks -- and old commercial software.
these may all be 32 bit installs.....


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