How to burn image on a CD/DVD or USB

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Point Linux uses Hybrid ISO images that can be written on a CD/DVD disk or on a USB stick.


Writing on USB stick

Under Linux

In Ubuntu and derivatives

1. Install package usb-imagewriter (available in universe repo).
2. Ubuntu only! Rename image extension from .iso to .img to be able to select it.
3. Insert USB stick where you're going to write Point Linux image.
3. Open ImageWriter or the app from your distro.
4. Select image you're going to write.
5. Select device where you're going to write Point Linux image. Select the entire device (e.g. /dev/sdb) not it's partition (e.g. /dev/sdb1).
6. Press 'Write to device'.

In Point Linux

Same steps as above, the application can be found in Applications > Accessories > USB Startup Disk Creator.
13.02 users: please upgrade system to install it.

In LinuxMint

Same steps as above, but the application is called MintStick.

Using Terminal (all Linux distros)

Warning: This operation will completely erase your USB stick contents.

1. Insert a USB stick where you plan to put the Point Linux image.
2. Open a terminal window and type dmesg there.
3. You'll see something like:

[22908.885776] usb 2-1.1: Product: Cruzer Blade
[22908.885779] usb 2-1.1: Manufacturer: SanDisk
[22908.885783] usb 2-1.1: SerialNumber: 2006348603056C403AB5
[22909.462390] Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
[22909.462725] scsi10 : usb-storage 2-1.1:1.0
[22909.462847] usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage
[22909.462850] USB Mass Storage support registered.
[22910.461745] scsi 10:0:0:0: Direct-Access     SanDisk  Cruzer Blade     1.20 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
[22910.463424] sd 10:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0
[22910.464935] sd 10:0:0:0: [sdb] 62530624 512-byte logical blocks: (32.0 GB/29.8 GiB)
[22910.466310] sd 10:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
[22910.466315] sd 10:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 43 00 00 00
[22910.467131] sd 10:0:0:0: [sdb] Write cache: disabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA
[22910.476906]  sdb: sdb1
[22910.480889] sd 10:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk

In this case your USB stick hung on /dev/sdb.
4. Type in terminal sudo dd if=/path/to/image.iso of=/dev/sdX oflag=direct bs=1048576
where X is the last letter of your USB stick device and '/path/to/image.iso' is path to the Point Linux image file.
Warning: Make sure you've put the correct path as this operation will delete all data on a specified device.
Do not include integer in the USB stick device name.

5. Type sync to flush file system buffers.
6. The image was successfully written on a USB stick and you can start using it now.

Under Windows

Use 'Image Writer', the open source project from Launchpad.

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