Write an ISO to USB stick using 'dd' in Linux

article #942, updated 526 days ago

A great command in Linux is:

dd bs=4M if=file.iso of=/dev/sd<letter> status=progress && sync

where <letter> is the letter for your flash drive. Do be careful finding it, because your hard drive(s) and CD/DVD drive(s) are also among these; you can get the list with ls /dev/sd*, and also all mounted drives can be listed with mount.

Also, it does have to be run as root, so sudo as a prefix may be very helpful.

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