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Difference between of=/dev/sdx and of=/dev/sdX when using dd command on Debian 10 Live USB

I am using a Mac, booting in efi mode a Debian 10 live usb that I created. In live mode, I am attempting to create a FreeBSD install usb by downloading it and dd’ing it to another usb stick. Before ...
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General question about `dd`, iso images and linux devices

I have an iso image (it's a windows installation disk), but I do not want to burn dvd. I want to create a bootable usb flash drive instead. And I want to use linux tools to accomplish this task. I ...
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Debian LiveUSB created with `Rufus` (windows) works but not when created with `dd`

I am trying to create a bootable USB using the hybrid iso image of debian from https://cdimage.debian.org/images/unofficial/non-free/images-including-firmware/9.3.0-live+nonfree/amd64/iso-hybrid/ ...
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How to create a live USB of FreeBSD 11.1 from Arch Linux?

I'd like to boot a live USB for FreeBSD 11.1 in my UEFI firmware. I tried creating a live USB using: dd if=FreeBSD-11.1-RELEASE-amd64-dvd1.iso of=/dev/sdc bs=4M status=progress && sync Then ...
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I have cloned my main diskdrive by dd but

Step 1: I have cloned my main diskdrive by dd cmd: bash -c "dd if=/dev/sda |pv| gzip > /media/disk/sda-backup.gz" Step 2: Now I like to make the cone work running from USB stik. I have a 120Gb usb ...
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How to make a USB bootable if there is a partition table that have to be kept

How to create a bootable usb if I want to keep the partition tables of my usb? A simple dd on the subpartition (e.g /dev/sdb1) is not going to work. Example: I have the partition # lsblk /dev/sdb ...
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unetbootin and dd command does not work when booting the usb, stuck on black screen with underscore

after creating a live usb with kali linux, both "dd" command and "unetbootin", the USB does not boot in my other computer in which i have kali linux installed as well. When I select the USB from the ...
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How can I run 2 dd in parallel writing on the same device

I am looking for a way to put zeros and burn myiso.iso in parallel. The command dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb && (sleep 1; dd if=myiso.iso of=/dev/sdb) should be ok since the speed at which ...
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dd not using entire disk space

I am trying to create a Live USB using the dd utility. The first thing I did was wipe the USB using the following command: ~ $ dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=512 count=1 The 8GB USB has a total ...
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Why can't I simply dd an installation iso to a bootable partition on an USB flash drive?

I have a copy of the Slackware 64 bit dvd installation iso. I've burned this image to a dvd and used it to properly install the distro. I wanted to try also having this image available on a usb flash ...
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USB key not responding when inserted

I just attempted to create a USB key for Chrome OS. I followed the instructions found here. This is what I did: 1- Downloaded a .zip version of the build. 2- Extracted the .zip file which gave me a ....