Make bootable USB stick
To make a bootable USB stick of a Linux distro:
- Download an ISO image of your preferred Linux distro
- Insert the USB key and unmount it
- Copy IMG to USB key using
dd(see instructions below)
dd on Linux
Find out the name of your USB drive with
lsblk. Make sure that it is not mounted.
Run the following command, replacing
/dev/sdx with your drive,
/dev/sdb. (Do NOT append a partition number, so do NOT use
something like /dev/sdb1)
sudo dd bs=4M if=/path/to/archlinux.iso of=/dev/sdx status=progress && sync
Wait for the command sync to complete before unplugging the USB drive to ensure the data was written completely.