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Re: Transfer .iso to USB flash

On Aug 18, 2010, at 6:49 21PM, Francisco Valladolid wrote:

> Hi, I have to .ISO image bootable, and want transfer it to my USB stick,
> I'm using the next dd command
> # dd if=cdrom.iso of=/dev/sd0e bs=512
> While it transfer all contents, I cant boot it in my computer.
> Exist some extra parameter to dd, or is not possible ?

You're doing it the wrong way.  A .iso file is something to burn to a CD; it's 
not a native file format.  You need to mount the .iso and copy fhe contents to 
the flash disk.  I'm not certain how you would need to format the flash disk, 
though I suspect that NetBSD format is correct.  You'll also have to make sure 
there's a boot sector and a disk label.

I think there's more, but I'm not certain what it would be.

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