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usb-creator: Booting From a USB Stick

Jan 12, 2010, 20:32 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Juliet Kemp)

"Being able to boot from a USB stick can be very useful – whether to install a new distribution on a netbook, or to have your own portable distribution to carry round with you. Unfortunately, you can't just write an ISO file to a USB stick and have it be bootable, as you can with a CD or DAVE.

"It's possible to do the necessary work to resolve this manually; but far and away the easiest way to deal with the problem is to use the usb-creator program available with Ubuntu. Currently it's not directly available as a Debian stable package, but you can grab it from Ubuntu by adding this line (change us to gb if you're U.K.-based) to your /etc/apt/sources.list file:"

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