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Post subject: how to get a .ISO file onto a bootable USB-key/flash-drive  PostPosted: 23.10.2010, 00:38



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Under aptosid, I'm trying to figure out the
recommended way to put a .ISO file (containing an OS)
onto a flash-drive and be bootable.

[I did a few searches in forum/wiki, and there was
only ONE mention of the 'unetbootin' tool and
that says that unetbootin doesn't work reliably.]

So, is there a writeup somewhere of some OTHER
tool(s) and/or steps to accomplish this, under aptosid?

TIA...
Confused

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Post subject: RE: how to get a .ISO file onto a bootable USB-key/flash-dri  PostPosted: 23.10.2010, 02:15



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http://manual.aptosid.com/en/hd-ins-opts-oos-en.htm

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Post subject: Re: RE: how to get a .ISO file onto a bootable USB-key/flash  PostPosted: 24.10.2010, 12:53



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      se7en wrote:
http://manual.aptosid.com/en/hd-ins-opts-oos-en.htm


Hmmm...I didn't try those instructions for the aptosid/sidux
ISO, because that isn't my 'target', but when I try them
for some other Linux-distros ISO [e.g. MEPIS's], it
doesn't produce anything useable.

[It DOES run for the expected duration (a minute or so],
without any visible error.

But, if I examine the resulting flash-drive with 'gparted',
it appears empty.

And, if I boot the resulting flash-drive, it skips right over
the flash-drive, and boots the next thing in my BIOS's list.
[And, I KNOW that this laptop will boot a VALID bootable flash-drive.]

So, there must be 'restrictions' on the generality of those
instructions?

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Post subject: RE: Re: RE: how to get a .ISO file onto a bootable USB-key/f  PostPosted: 24.10.2010, 14:30



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well, these instructions work for us. cat/dd will only work with isos using syslinux.
iso-to-usb might or might not work for other distros.
fur ubuntu and others, unetbootin is fine, and there is other ways for even other distros.

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Post subject: Re: RE: Re: RE: how to get a .ISO file onto a bootable USB-k  PostPosted: 24.10.2010, 16:02



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      devil wrote:
well, these instructions work for us. cat/dd will only work with isos using syslinux.
iso-to-usb might or might not work for other distros.
fur ubuntu and others, unetbootin is fine, and there is other ways for even other distros.

greetz
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Ahh...THANKS for that, Devil. That caveat/rule about 'syslinux' might
be what's going on.

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