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

With UNetbootin

1. Install Unetbootin typing sudo apt-get install unetbootin in a terminal window.

2. Select 'Disk Image' option and choose the Point Linux image file.

3. Press 'OK' and follow the instructions.

Do not choose the first 'Default' option in the UNetbootin boot menu as it will start unpreseeded (ordinary) installation that will lead to improperly configured system.

Using Terminal

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.

Do not include integer in the USB stick device name.

Warning: Make sure you've put the correct path as this operation will delete all data on a specified device.

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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