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Using Linux to Copy ISO to USB Drive

Step 1) Format USB drive with fat32
  • sudo fdisk -l
    • (Shows device names. Note the name of the USB drive.)
  • sudo umount /dev/sd[?]
    • (This unmounts the drive so it can be formatted.)
  • sudo mkdosfs -F 32 -I /dev/sd[?]
    • (This formats the drive.)

Step 2) Write the ISO to the USB drive
  • cd Downloads (or wherever the ISO file is)
  • sudo dd if=ubuntu.iso of=/dev/sd[?]
    • (This extracts the ISO to the USB drive.)