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Trying to boot from USB again...

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Im trying to run a live session of arch on my netbook and im running into many issues.

First off the .iso image i downloaded for arch is only 160 mb which seems a bit small for an entire os, but ill bite. Ubuntus live usb creator wont let me select it either to send to my thumb drive (4gb) so i tried to do it in terminal


sudo dd if=(arches path) of= /dev/sdb1

All it did was extract and not make it bootable... I tried to boot from it twice and it gets skipped even when i tell the bios to boot from it, i get a menu with only ubuntu and mem test.

i got my directions from here

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Putting_installation_media_on_a_USB_key

any pointers or different GUI friendly gnome based distro i should try?

My linux knowledge is intermediate, but stable.

thanks a million.

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First problem: It's a netinstall/core install so, It's not a live system (as such)

Secondly: Use unetbootin to add your ISO to a USB drive instead of messing around, It's fully automated.

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better than unetbootin is pendrive linux

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better than unetbootin is pendrive linux

I found a better iso a while ago and didnt like arch, Ended up with fedora again :-/

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sudo dd if=(arches path) of= /dev/sdb1

For future reference it should be

sudo dd if=(arches path) of=/dev/sdb

not

sudo dd if=(arches path) of=/dev/sdb1

Edited by haikuhacker
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