Re: Problem with mediawriter on old Fedora installation

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Mike Wright wrote:
> On 9/14/23 14:30, Joe Zeff wrote:
>> I know that there's a way to put the .iso onto the drive
>> with dd, but don't know the proper incantation as I've
>> never had to do it before.  If somebody can provide it,
>> I'd be grateful.
> dd works well for creating bootable devices.
> dd if=f38.iso of=/dev/sdX bs=1m (see note below about bs=)
> There are a lot of other options but that is the minimum and should work.
> if = input file (your file.iso)
> of = output file (here you would use the whole unpartitioned device)
> bs = block size (how large of chunks at a time to transfer: little stuff 4k,
> big stuff 1m, 4m, 16m.  Bigger the chunks faster the copy.  Writable media
> is much better now days).  Good luck.
> It's been a long time since I've done this but I think that's the basic way
> to do it.

Yep, good memory (and the dd method is pretty simple,

The official documentation is:

and uses:

    dd if=/path/to/image.iso of=/dev/sdX bs=8M status=progress oflag=direct

Other than the addition of status and oflag, it's (more or
less) identical to yours.  Those just make it mildly nicer
to watch, largely.


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