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  1. #1
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    Dec 2012
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    Putting ISO on USB from terminal help

    Where did I do something wrong?

    I'm trying to put an instance of Slackware on an SD card. It wouldn't boot from the card so I did the same on a USB stick. Still wouldn't boot. I burned the same ISO image to DVD using Brasero and it booted into Slackware problem-free.

    This is what I did to install the image on both the SD card and the USB stick:

    1. Logged in as super user.
    ~$ su

    2. inserted and discovered the name of the card/USB stick:
    ~$ df -hT

    3. Unmounted the device:
    ~$ umount /dev/[card name]

    4. Formatted the card:
    ~ $ mkfs.ext3 /dev/[card name]

    5. transferred the image:
    ~$ dd if=Downloads/slackware-14.0-iso/slackware-14.0-install-dvd.iso of=dev/[card name]

    I did move the boot device priority around in my BIOS to boot to USB/media card 1st, but it seems to ignore the USB/SD card and go right into loading the OS on my hard drive instead.

    What did I do wrong?

  2. #2
    Linux Engineer
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    Apr 2012
    Virginia, USA
    You have to make it an ISO hyrbid.

    Step 4 in your list is not required, btw.

    Install Slackware Using A USB Flash Drive - SlackWiki

  3. #3
    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
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    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    Alternatively, you can use unetbootin and install just about any live cd/dvd distribution on a usb drive: UNetbootin - Homepage and Downloads
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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