OT:burn - not install to usb

Mikkel mikkel at infinity-ltd.com
Sun Jun 20 16:52:00 UTC 2010

On 06/20/2010 10:53 AM, Richard Shaw wrote:
> If dd wrote the image but it does not boot, the problem is likely with
> your computer not the USB disk. Not all BIOSs support that boot
> method, or in some cases, particular USB flash drives. I have an old
> (and for a flash drive I mean OLD) 256MB (not GB) sony flash drive. I
> don't have a single computer that will boot from it. There's just
> something the computers don't like about it. Then I have a logo'd
> giveaway 1GB drive that everything seems to like.
> Assuming it's not a hardware incompatibility, I would suggest using
> the livecd method, otherwise you're going to waste a 16GB stick on a
> ~250MB image.
> Richard

I have never had it work to dd a CD image to a USB stick/drive. I
believe the problem is that the computer looks for the boot loader
in a different place on a CD then on a USB drive. Now, if you can
tell the computer that the USB drive is an USB CD drive, then it
would probably work.


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