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ISO to flash drive (bootable?)

Chris O'Connell wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I've been working on a problem for a couple of hours and haven't seem to
> have made much progress.
> I have a netbook, an MSI Wind U100.  I want to install Mint Linux on it (I
> already have Ubuntu and XP on my netbook).  Obviously, my netbook doesn't
> have a CD-Rom drive, so I would like to "burn" the Mint Linux ISO file to a
> flash drive I have.
> I have successfully used this same flash drive to boot Moblin, so I know
> both the netbook and the flash drive should be capable of booting.
> I've tried using the DD command on both my Mac and on my Ubuntu
> installation.  On my Mac I've done:
> diskutil umountDisk /dev/disk2
> sudo dd if=/Users/chrisoconnell/Downloads/LinuxMint-7.iso of=/dev/disk2
> bs=1024
> diskutil eject /dev/disk2
> I've tried similar on my Ubuntu installation.  I've even tried bs=4096.

"There's an app for that".

Under Ubuntu, choose the System --> Administration --> USB Starup Disk
Creator tool, which can read in an ISO image (chose "Other") and write
it to your USB thumbdrive.  It can even leave space for storage.

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