Create bootable USB in Debian

Create bootable USB in Debian

Create bootable USB in Debian, not need any other software installation. You can use the terminal itself to write the contents of the ISO file into USB. To create a bootable USB in Debian, follow the steps:

Create bootable USB in Debian

1. Prepare your USB and make sure that the storage space is above 4GB
2. Download the ISO file
3. Now, Open terminal and type:
sudo dd if=[path_to_iso] of=[path_to_usb]

sudo dd if=/home/slick/Downloads/debian-7.4.0-amd64-CD-1.iso of=/dev/sdb

Wait for a minute, to complete the writing. If the output look likes this, then you are good to go.
1275904+0 records in
1275904+0 records out
653262848 bytes (653 MB) copied, 17,4742 s, 37,4 MB/s

I hope you understand the procedures very well and this article ‘Create bootable USB in Debian’. Thanks for reading. If you have any doubts, please write them below.


1 Comment

  1. Ale

    How is this supposed to work? ISO files and USB sticks don’t use the same format, just dd’ing a ISO onto a USB wont render it bootable, unless the BIOS thinks the USB is a CD… which is not very probable IMHO.


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