[ubuntu-studio-devel] uh oh

Len Ovens len at ovenwerks.net
Sun May 20 20:55:56 UTC 2018

On Sun, 20 May 2018, charlie wrote:

> ok, i've realized that the .iso image i got says DVD and i'm thinking 
> i've got to burn this to a DVD disk instead of putting it on a USB 
> thumbdrive. is this correct? i haven't had this question in a loooong 
> time. lol reason i ask is that when i start the process of creating my 
> startup thumbdrive, the program i use, which is startup disk creator, 
> doesn't see the image. that's what got me to look at the file again.

That will work fine on a usb stick. dmesg after you insert the USB stick 
and it should tell what it has decided to call it.
([768617.609134] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdc] Attached SCSI removable disk)
As you can see mine turns out to be sdc. then in the directory where my 
iso is:
sudo dd if=cosmic-dvd-amd64.iso of=/dev/sdc
this takes a while and does not show activity unless your USB stick has a 
light on it, so be patient. I can't remember how long my last one took as 
I don't time it, I ignore it and do other things. Anyway, reboot, I have 
to hit F8 while booting to get boot device prompt.. I select my USB stick 
and boot.

Note: It is important to make sure you have the right drive as dd will 
happily print the iso to your system drive over writing whatever is on the 
first 4 G.

Len Ovens

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