Installing distro iso images

Rob Whyte fudge at
Thu Aug 17 01:25:52 UTC 2017

Think they are hybrid images.

On 17/08/17 11:24, Chris Debenham wrote:
> An iso file is actually a DVD/CD image rather than a disk image and so
> can't be directly written to a disk via dd.
> Instead use something like 'usb-creator' to take the iso image and put it
> on the disk in the right layout etc.
> Check out for
> more information
> Chris
> On 17 August 2017 at 11:15, Geoffrey Combes <gcombes4 at> wrote:
>> Recently I have downloaded Linus iso images and loaded them to storage
>> disks. The first was lubuntu to a TF card to be used with an OrangePi One
>> and the second, this week, ubuntu 17.04 to one of my desktop PC's HDDs. I
>> used the standard terminal command for this loading procedure. For example,
>> with the iso on the desktop the terminal command was: sudo dd bs=4M
>> if=~/Desktop/ubuntu-17.04-desktop-i386.iso of=/dev/sdb1
>> My PC confirmed that the operating systems were properly installed on
>> their respective storage media but neither would boot. For 17.04 my PC gave
>> a reason for not booting, viz. "isolinux.bin is missing', which is not true
>> as the file is in the iso. My question is: Have I left something out in the
>> installing procedure? Or any other suggestions.
>> By the way, my reason for obtaining the 17.04 image was to replace
>> 16.04LTS which has developed a fault - both the Updating and Ubuntu
>> Software apps have stopped working (a first time event for me).  This
>> leaves me in a 'Catch 22' situation. As the 17.04 iso image won't boot I
>> have ordered a 32-bit disk from Peter Baker using the on-line source
>> Geoffrey Combes
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