Bootable USB from dd (linux)

Guide tutorial to make a bootable USB from dd

'dd' command

dd is a command utility of coreutils package with primary purpose is to convert and copy files

basic syntax

sudo dd if=name-of.iso of=/dev/sd? status=progress

Two things you need to know:

input file will be this iso, output file will be the usb device node #everything_is_file_in_linux 👊

for input file provide the complete address to iso file supposing iso is in Download folder


Getting USB device node

a simple way is to use lsblk, execute the below command:

lsblk | grep disk

Example Output:

sda 8:0 0 1.8T 0 disk \n sdb 8:16 0 223.6G 0 disk \n sdc 8:32 0 7.7G 0 disk

Like i am using a USB device of 8gb , so my USB device is sdc
so, output file is /dev/sdc

Example command:

sudo dd if=~/Downloads/releax-0.5.b.iso of=/dev/sdc status=progress