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Create Bootable USB using Linux

Lesson 4 Chapter 2

You can download the iso here:

To create a bootable USB on Ubuntu is rather simple. The same can be done on many Linux distributions. All you need to do is plug in your USB, locate it, and use one command in the terminal. 

 $ df -h

It will give you a list of your discs, it may be quiet long and you want to locate your thumbdrive. Usually if you just plugged it in, it will be in the bottom. It will most likely be located at /dev/sda or /dev/sdb or similar. 

It is important that you find the exact location of your thumbdrive, because you will need it in the next step.

 /dev/sda1     15G     991M     14G     7%     /media/orcus/My-USB

All you need to do now is run the 'dd' command. 

bs=Block size, I used 4M, it will affect speed but you can change this if you want.

 $ sudo dd if=/home/orcus/iso/xubuntu-eosio-18.04.3-02-desktop-amd64.iso of=/dev/sda1 bs=4M && sync

When you are done, you will see something similar to the above, the screenshot is using v03 of our ISO. 

Now you can remove the thumbdrive and plug into any computer, all you need to do is enter the boot menu of that device and choose to load the USB.