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Old 03-29-2009, 08:49 PM   #1
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img file for 9.04 netbook remix how to get it onto a USB key?


im downloading the ubuntu-9.04-beta-netbook-remix-i386.img file for my netbook and was wondering how you get the file onto a USB keydrive?

any clues?
 
Old 03-30-2009, 07:56 AM   #2
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turns out it was simpler than thought...

Code:
sudo dd if=ubuntu-9.04-beta-netbook-remix-i386.img of=/dev/sd<x>
did the trick fine
 
Old 04-04-2009, 12:44 PM   #3
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Easiest method is to download usb-imagewriter available as a deb file or for widows.
 
Old 04-18-2009, 10:37 AM   #4
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turns out it was simpler than thought...

Code:
sudo dd if=ubuntu-9.04-beta-netbook-remix-i386.img of=/dev/sd<x>
did the trick fine
Glad that worked. Can you point a newbie to where the beginning and middle steps might be located?

Specifically, I've burned the remix img file to a CD via XP and now have a clean USB drive and an original eeePC4G ready and waiting. I'm not sure how to identify the if source and of outputs in dd. Do I mount them first?

TIA.

Carls
 
Old 04-18-2009, 06:34 PM   #5
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if you have the .img file as a single file on the cd, then you should mount the cd but not the usb drive (unmount it first if it has automounted)
Code:
sudo dd if=<path to image file on cd> of=/dev/sd<x>
where x is the letter that the usb drive takes on

if you have unpacked the img file to the cd (ie you have loads of files on the cd)

dont mount either and use

Code:
sudo dd if=/dev/cdrom of=/dev/sd<x>
 
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Thanks. All's well and running. Very pretty. Big improvement over Xandros.

The problem was figuring out which /dev address for the USB. Out of curiosity, is there a command that shows these locations or a directory in the system that gives them? Mine, for example, was not /dev/sda<#>, and it took a bit of inserting and removing to convince myself that I had the right address for the dd's of.

Took my best guess and ... it worked. But that's why I wonder if there's a linux command to show the /dev addresses for all drives and devices.

TIA. Carls
 
Old 04-19-2009, 03:44 PM   #7
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when it is mounted you can see it by typing
mount

taht should give a list of where everything is mounted
 
Old 04-20-2009, 11:01 AM   #8
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Thanks. Almost DOS-like. <g>
 
  


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