OT:burn - not install to usb

Darr darr at core.com
Mon Jun 21 04:17:40 UTC 2010

On Sunday, 20 June, 2010 @15:53 zulu, Richard Shaw scribed:

> 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

You can check if the stick is actually bootable by using qemu.

# mount
to see where the USB stick mounted, then

# umount /dev/sdf1
to unmount it (assuming it was mounted in /dev/sdf), then

# qemu -hda /dev/sdf -m 256 -vga std
again, match the /dev/sd? part.

If it simulates booting like that but won't work when you restart the
computer, then it's likely a hardware configuration/recognition

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