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Debian package to create bootable USB from ISO

Postby 4joeyirosh1 » 2018-02-03 17:03

Hi!I would like to find out if there is a Debian package that can create bootable USB from ISO.

I have been using openSUSE and it has Imagewriter package for creating bootable USB and I was wondering if Debian has a similar package.
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Re: Debian package to create bootable USB from ISO

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Re: Debian package to create bootable USB from ISO

Postby pawRoot » 2018-02-03 17:57

yes, it's called dd 8)
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Re: Debian package to create bootable USB from ISO

Postby Thorny » 2018-02-03 17:57

4joeyirosh1 wrote:Hi!I would like to find out if there is a Debian package that can create bootable USB from ISO.

When you have a question, always search the forums, many times it has been asked previously. Then you won't have to wait even a short time for an answer.

Also, please read this.
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=47078

[edit] If you choose to use dd, as suggested by the previous poster, be sure you understand the command well, if your output goes to the incorrect place, you might trash your system.
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Re: Debian package to create bootable USB from ISO

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Re: Debian package to create bootable USB from ISO

Postby 4joeyirosh1 » 2018-02-03 18:41

I am aware one can already use commands such as dd to create bootable USB.

What I was asking is if there is a debian package that has a GUI to make it much simpler to create bootable USBs without typing risky terminal commands.As I said openSUSE has imagewriter where one simply drags the iso onto the imagewriter GUI and clicks write button to create the bootable ISO.

I have googled this and havent found such an application
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Re: Debian package to create bootable USB from ISO

Postby Thorny » 2018-02-03 19:01

4joeyirosh1 wrote:I am aware one can already use commands such as dd to create bootable USB.

But how could we know, you didn't mention that?

I searched the forum.
See if any of these forum threads have something you can use.

viewtopic.php?f=17&t=123430&p=584070&hilit=bootable+usb#p584070

viewtopic.php?f=17&t=122151&p=578025&hilit=bootable+usb#p578025

viewtopic.php?f=17&t=135554&p=660670&hilit=bootable+usb#p660670

Personally I use dd, I'm "oldschool", but maybe something mentioned in one those threads might be what you want

[edit] I also found:
https://github.com/resin-io/etcher#debi ... nux-x86x64

And gnome-multi-writer, if you use Gnome, maybe it would do just one at a time.
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Re: Debian package to create bootable USB from ISO

Postby GarryRicketson » 2018-02-03 19:15

.As I said openSUSE has imagewriter where one simply drags the iso onto the imagewriter GUI and clicks write button to create the bootable ISO.

Sounds complicated, where the 'dd' command is very simple. In any event,
I have never seen any thing like that for Debian, but then again, I never looked ,.. Why complicate things with a GUI, when the command is simple ?

As far as I know there is nothing like that for Debian, probably because no body has ever felt any need for it.
I don't know about Opensuse, but if the packages are open source, and the source code is available, one could maybe get the source code and compile it
for Debian ( or any other linux distro), but again seems like a lot of trouble, and work , for something that is not even necessary.
P.S. I have heard that the 'cp' command can be used as well, if the 'dd' command scares you to much.
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Some what off topic, but ... I remember my first "bootable" usb stick, I made it using a "FreeDos" ISO, ... I had this lap top that had no CD?DVD optical drive, so it occured to me making a bootable USB drive would be usefull, ... at that time I had no internet connection at home, so any way, the next day after work , on my way home I stopped off at a internet cafe, and used one of their computers to do some searches. The results were not encouraging at all, in fact most of them claimed it was not possible. And certainly there were no "GUI" programs available, not even for windows, yet.... However there was a fair amount of info , on various attempts, etc,... so any way I had the guy at the internet cafe print some of it for me, on paper, and the rest I stored on a usb stick I had.
The biggest problem I had was that at the time FreeDos, still did not really have any usb support, but again I did find some experimental drivers, that somebody (I forget who), was working on, and managed to get my Freedos installation supporting usb devices,... I could plug in my usb stick, and actually read,write, and execute files to and from it.
Shortly after , I managed to create one that would boot, and had Freedos on it, so any way, I was excited, and wanted to share what I had done, with others.
By now several weeks had gone by, and to my surprise, all the sites I had used to gather my information had new announcements, from others that had also finally had success at making a bootable usb stick from a iso,... About a month later, a few started coming up with GUI's, supposedly to make it easier,
but to be honest, most did not work all that well, and none made it any simpler or easier. Just saying.
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Re: Debian package to create bootable USB from ISO

Postby stevepusser » 2018-02-03 19:22

Gnome-disks.

Lots of choices from outside the repo, too. Even ddrescue-gui can do it.
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Re: Debian package to create bootable USB from ISO

Postby bw123 » 2018-02-03 19:48

I think one reason this hasn't been widely implemented, for instance through file managers, is that doing things this way through a GUI would make it very easy for someone to trash a device. For instance the device with your entire os and all your data on it.

I think doing this through a GUI by drag and drop is more risky than terminal, not less.
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Re: Debian package to create bootable USB from ISO

Postby arochester » 2018-02-03 19:56

[quote]Lots of choices from outside the repo, too.[/]

Etcher is good. https://etcher.io/
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Re: Debian package to create bootable USB from ISO

Postby stevepusser » 2018-02-04 00:46

arochester wrote:
Lots of choices from outside the repo, too.[/]

Etcher is good. https://etcher.io/


Yup--and it protects the beginner from formatting and installing to a hard drive instead of the target USB stick, too.
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Re: Debian package to create bootable USB from ISO

Postby 4joeyirosh1 » 2018-02-04 10:05

stevepusser wrote:
arochester wrote:
Lots of choices from outside the repo, too.[/]

Etcher is good. https://etcher.io/


Yup--and it protects the beginner from formatting and installing to a hard drive instead of the target USB stick, too.


Thanks.Etcher works perfectly when creating bootable USB from Linux ISOs.However,if I try to create a bootable USB from a Windows ISO I get message below

It looks like you are trying to burn a windows image

Unlike other images,Windows images require special processing to be made bootable.We suggest you use a tool specially designed for this purpose such as Rufus (Windows) or Boot Camp Assistant (macOS)

Is there a workaround to this?
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Re: Debian package to create bootable USB from ISO

Postby pawRoot » 2018-02-04 10:08

There isn't, the only "GUI" way afaik is to use WoeUSB. (was a pain in ass lately to compile for me)

https://github.com/slacka/WoeUSB

Second way non GUI is from what i remember formatting USB to GPT and FAT32 (if you want UEFI) and copying files from .ISO to USB manually.
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Re: Debian package to create bootable USB from ISO

Postby p.H » 2018-02-04 12:40

pawRoot wrote:yes, it's called dd

No, dd does not create a bootable USB from any ISO image. It creates a bootable USB from a bootable disk image or a bootable hybrid image (which is the combination of ISO and disk image), not from a plain bootable ISO image.
The boot scheme of a plain ISO image (El Torito) is not compatible with the boot scheme of a disk or USB device.
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