How to install Linux via USB
How to install Linux via USB Drive
Got a new laptop the other day and like most modern laptop it does not have a CD-ROM drive.
Making a Install USB stick is the next best thing.
Create USB Install from ISO
This is by far the fastest way to create a USB install.
Check to see what your thumb drive is located
sudo fdisk -l
Sample output would look like
Disk /dev/sdb: 7751 MB, 7751073792 bytes 43 heads, 43 sectors/track, 8187 cylinders, total 15138816 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk identifier: 0x25b257e1 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 8064 15138815 7565376 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
Warning: Make sure to set the correct device path
sudo dd if=/home/bnelson/Downloads/linuxmint-17.1-mate-64bit.iso of=/dev/sdb oflag=direct bs=1048576 1557+1 records in 1557+1 records out 1632927744 bytes (1.6 GB) copied, 255.854 s, 6.4 MB/s
Now just plugin and start the computer - enjoy