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Originally Posted by jkwilborn Does this mean that I can dd an .iso image to a, like USB stick without dealing with some other piece of software in between? Like ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jkwilborn View Post
    Does this mean that I can dd an .iso image to a, like USB stick without dealing with some other piece of software in between? Like if I have a Linux distro that is an install .iso, can I just dd it over to a USB memory stick and let it do what's needed to make an installable image on the USB stick? This would be wonderful...

    Thanks people (I don't like to say 'guys' anymore as I've run across some pretty wise women in computers...)

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    Assuming that the stick is big enough to hold the image, then yes, it should be just fine, assuming also that the image has a proper boot-loader in the MBR (first sector) of the image. I have done this a lot of times. I'll create a bootable USB image, use dd to create an image file, and use that to clone it when needed.
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    Thanks people (I don't like to say 'guys' anymore as I've run across some pretty wise women in computers...)
    Ain't that the truth! Some of my smartest colleagues are members of the fairer sex. My wife is a particle physicist (PhD), so this is a subject I am very familiar with!
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    Thanks everyone for chirping in about this. I guess I'll close this a answered. Thanks...

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