How to burn image on a CD/DVD or USB
Point Linux uses Hybrid ISO images that can be written on a CD/DVD disk or on a USB stick.
Writing on USB stick
1. Install Unetbootin typing <code>sudo apt-get install unetbootin</code> 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.
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
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.
sync to flush file system buffers.
6. The image was successfully written on a USB stick and you can start using it now.
Use 'Image Writer', the open source project from Launchpad.