{Spam?} making an ISO image

Milton milton at tomaatnet.nl
Sat Aug 6 18:43:40 UTC 2016


Maybe this will be of help:
in Ubuntu 16.04 I type in a terminal after the flash drive is inserted:


Op 06-08-16 om 19:01 schreef Glenn / Lenny:
> Hi,
> I have been trying several different programs including the DD command,
> and either the program seems inaccessible with Orca, or I was not able
> to place my image to be, into another drive.
> I am running Ubuntu from a live version on an 8GB card.
> I have a bootable USB 16GB thumb drive that I want to make into an ISO
> image on /dev/sda2.
> /dev/sda2 is where my old Ubuntu lives, and I cannot boot to, as grub
> got messed up, and I just fixed the MBR so I could at least boot into
> Windows on that system.
> On a side note, I tried fixing GRUB with no luck, so I will just get a
> larger drive and reinstall everything, and copy out  files from that
> drive when I replace it.
> In the meantime, if I do get GRUB working again, this making an ISO
> image would be easier, because in one program I was using, it would only
> allow me to make an ISO of the USB drive into a directory of this live
> boot disk, which is only 8GB.
> The boot disk I am wanting to make a copy of is /dev/sdb
> So with DD, I tried:
> sudo dd if=/dev/sdb of=/dev/sda2/home/Downloads
> And I even tried it directly into /dev/sda2
> and I tried all commands with giving the ISO a file name at the end,
> like /dev/sda2/usb-image.iso
> I tried it with acetoneiso and it gave me the same errors as DD did.
> I tried k3b and genisoimage, and a couple others.
> I would even write it to a folder on /sda1 if possible, which is an NTFS
> partition.
> Thanks for any ideas.
> Glenn

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