Make a Bootable Flash Drive from an ISO file in Linux
OS: nix based systems
Skill Level: Beginner
Prerequisites:* Terminal, The Power of Root
There are a few ways of creating a bootable USB drive. This is my preference. Using dd is quick, easy and available on all *nix systems. In fact, most GUI tools are just dd wrappers, so lets cut out the fluff and get down to it.
- Figure out the device path to your usb drive:
sudo fdisk -l
This will list all your drives:
- Now using dd use the following command of course replacing the path with the path to the ISO image you want to use on the removable device.
sudo dd if=/path/to/a.iso of=/dev/sd(x) && sync
This might take a few minutes, but once it is done boot from the removable device.