Writing to an USB stick on Fedora 19

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Mon Dec 2 13:17:12 UTC 2013


Quoting Florian Weimer <fweimer at redhat.com>:

> What's the correct way to write an image to a USB stick?  I don't  
> write to it while any file systems are mounted.  Mounting happens  
> automatically when I plug in the stick, and if I click "Eject" in  
> the GNOME notification, the /dev/sdb block device assigned to the  
> stick is still present, but dead—the open system call fails with  
> ENOMEDIUM.
>
> I've got a fairly default Fedora 19 installation, running GNOME in  
> Classic Mode, still running the 3.11.6-201.fc19.x86_64 kernel.
>
> (Right now, I overwrite the start of the stick with zeros while the  
> system is mounted, sync, unplug, and the plug it in again, for the  
> actual write operation, but that can't be the right thing to do.)

   i would think "dd" is the obvious solution -- any reason you wouldn't
use that?

rday



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