Burning ISO to USB

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Jovian
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Burning ISO to USB

Post#1 by Jovian » 02 Aug 2020, 05:04

Hello there
I am currently running porteus on my laptop. I want to dual boot it with elementary OS so I would like to burn the ISO file to a USB. I am having a lot of trouble doing so so any help would be greatly appreciated
Thans

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Burning ISO to USB

Post#2 by Ed_P » 02 Aug 2020, 05:38

Are you following the steps in the USB_INSTALLATION.txt file in the ISO?

Formatting the USB drive as FAT32, copying the ISO files to the USB drive then running the Porteus-installer in the USB's boot folder works for me.
Ed

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Burning ISO to USB

Post#3 by Jovian » 02 Aug 2020, 05:50

Hey Ed
I believe you replied with the assumption that I am installing porteus. But I already have it on my hdd. I want to burn another iso file on the USB but can't seem to do it. Please see if you could help me more
Thanks :thumbsup:

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Burning ISO to USB

Post#4 by Jovian » 02 Aug 2020, 05:51

I tried the create live USB application but it says illegal file. Using dd command didn't help either

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Burning ISO to USB

Post#5 by burdi01 » 02 Aug 2020, 08:52

https://www.balena.io/etcher/
Download the version for Linux x64, unzip and double click on the appimage.
:D

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Post#6 by Ed_P » 02 Aug 2020, 16:10

Your right Jovian I didn't understand your request and until burdi01 posted I was still confused. To copy the ISO to the USB drive a simple cp or mv command should work but you want a bootable ISO on the USB drive. :o
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