Writing this down again. How to burn ISO to USB

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Writing this down again. How to burn ISO to USB

Postby dedanna1029 » 10 Sep 2015, 04:11

Since I couldn't find the old thread that showed how to do this, I searched it on google. How to burn an .iso file to USB:

As full root:

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dd if=/path/to/your/isofile of=/your/usb/disk


Run fdisk -l first, and df to determine the exact drive your usb is.

For me:

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[[email protected] dedanna]# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 931.5 GiB, 1000204886016 bytes, 1953525168 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disklabel type: gpt
Disk identifier: C374023C-DD10-4D05-895F-708C9093C2A9

Device          Start        End   Sectors   Size Type
/dev/sda1        2048    2050047   2048000  1000M unknown
/dev/sda2     2050048    2582527    532480   260M EFI System
/dev/sda3     2582528    4630527   2048000  1000M unknown
/dev/sda4     4630528    4892671    262144   128M Microsoft reserved
/dev/sda5     4892672  628248575 623355904 297.2G Microsoft basic data
/dev/sda6   628248576  695357439  67108864    32G Linux filesystem
/dev/sda7  1251602432 1874954239 623351808 297.2G Microsoft basic data
/dev/sda8  1874956288 1927385087  52428800    25G Microsoft basic data
/dev/sda9  1927385088 1953523711  26138624  12.5G unknown
/dev/sda10  695357440  712132607  16775168     8G Linux swap
/dev/sda11  712134656  779243519  67108864    32G Linux filesystem
/dev/sda12  779243520 1251600383 472356864 225.2G Linux filesystem

Partition table entries are not in disk order.
Disk /dev/sdc: 1.8 TiB, 2000365289472 bytes, 3906963456 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0xf3f2bb14

Device     Boot Start        End    Sectors  Size Id Type
/dev/sdc1        2048 3906963455 3906961408  1.8T  7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT

Disk /dev/sdd: 7.5 GiB, 8004304896 bytes, 15633408 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x43f19278

Device     Boot Start     End Sectors  Size Id Type
/dev/sdd1  *        0 7653375 7653376  3.7G  0 Empty
/dev/sdd2        2720   10911    8192    4M ef EFI (FAT-12/16/32)

[[email protected] dedanna]#

I figured it would be a good idea to umount the 2T external drive, and did. Then I ran:

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[[email protected] dedanna]# df
Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
devtmpfs        3.9G     0  3.9G   0% /dev
tmpfs           3.9G  276K  3.9G   1% /dev/shm
tmpfs           3.9G  1.2M  3.9G   1% /run
/dev/sda6        32G  1.1G   31G   4% /
/dev/sda11       32G  6.1G   26G  19% /usr
tmpfs           3.9G     0  3.9G   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
tmpfs           3.9G   64K  3.9G   1% /tmp
/dev/sda7       298G  192K  298G   1% /media/win_d
/dev/sda2       256M   29M  228M  12% /boot/EFI
/dev/sda12      226G  1.4G  224G   1% /home
tmpfs           791M  8.0K  791M   1% /run/user/1001
tmpfs           791M  8.0K  791M   1% /run/user/1000
/dev/sdd1       3.7G  3.7G     0 100% /run/media/dedanna/Mageia-5-x86_64
[[email protected] dedanna]#

The Mageia disk is the one I want to overwrite with the openSUSE iso, so I then ran:

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[[email protected] dedanna]# md5sum /home/dedanna/Downloads/openSUSE-42.1-DVD-x86_64-Build0148-Media.iso
0ea083009c1f67b7cf51191539208075  /home/ded[[email protected] dedanna]# dd if=/home/dedanna/Downloads/openSUSE-42.1-DVD-x86_64-Build0148-Media.iso of=/dev/sdd1

This because I copied it over from the 2T drive, and wanted to be sure the copy was good.
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[[email protected] dedanna]# dd if=/home/dedanna/Downloads/openSUSE-42.1-DVD-x86_64-Build0148-Media.iso of=/dev/sdd1

Et, voila... :A


Now, just ask me if I give a crap if I destroyed the Windows partition or the Mageia one. Just ask me. LOL.
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Re: Writing this down again. How to burn ISO to USB

Postby viking60 » 02 Dec 2015, 09:53

Ok
Do you give a crap if you destroy your Windows partition? :lol:
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Re: Writing this down again. How to burn ISO to USB

Postby dedanna1029 » 02 Dec 2015, 15:02

Not really lol.

I pretty much have this down to a science anyway. ;)
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Re: Writing this down again. How to burn ISO to USB

Postby viking60 » 16 Dec 2015, 12:38

dedanna1029 wrote:Since I couldn't find the old thread that showed how to do this, I searched it on google. How to burn an .iso file to USB:

As full root:

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dd if=/path/to/your/isofile of=/your/usb/disk



This works just fine but to speed the process up you can add bs=4k at the end.

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dd if=/path/to/your/isofile of=/your/usb/disk bs=4k


Rule to remember it is simply "4 kilos of bullshit" or more precisely "bullshit equals 4 kilos" :-D
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Re: Writing this down again. How to burn ISO to USB

Postby dedanna1029 » 22 Dec 2015, 01:47

LOL! Thanks! :)
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