Feature request: native liveusb maker

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Feature request: native liveusb maker

Postby OmagicQ » Sat Feb 11, 2012 13:25

I don't know if this is the right subforum but I've been trying to get the livedvd iso to run from a usb flash drive. I've used 3 different programs (unetbootin, universal usb installer, livelinux usb) and they've all failed. Would it be possible to have a tool included with the distro that will make make a bootable copy onto a flash drive? Im sure i'm not the only one who would appreciate a "homegrown" utility that would work flawlessly with SL.
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Re: Feature request: native liveusb maker

Postby micia » Sat Feb 11, 2012 19:42

Sabayon officially supports dd for creating liveUSB sticks.

1) download the Sabayon ISO image and open a console.

2) become root using su:
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su


3) use dd to create a live USB stick, I assume you have your sabayon ISO under the name of sabayon.iso in your current directory, and your USB stick is /dev/sdb. I assume you have no valuable file in your USB stick, since running this command will wipe out your USB volume contents.
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dd if=./sabayon.iso of=/dev/sdb


Change the ISO path to reflect your path to the ISO and /dev/sdb to the actual device path of your USB stick.
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