I downloaded the ISO for Debian's net installation to a computer running OS X. I want to put the data from the ISO onto a USB, so that I can install Debian on another laptop (not an Apple laptop). That laptop currently has no system installed, so I must prepare the USB drive on the OS X computer.
First, I tried installing UNetbootin on the OS X computer. When this bootable USB didn't boot, I found a bug report here suggesting that, although UNetbootin lists a version for OS X, it is actually not able to create bootable USBs.
Next, I tried the instructions at DebianEeePC How-to:
dd if=debian-7.*-netinst.iso of=/dev/disk1s1
This took about 10 minutes, reported no errors, but the USB still is unbootable.
- In the past, USBs created with UNetbootin on Windows, and using the
ddmethod in Linux worked successfully, but at this present time, only have OS X available to me.
How can I create a bootable Linux installation USB from an ISO in OS X?