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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
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sudo dd if=(arches path) of= /dev/sdb1
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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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[quote name='Gregimbal' timestamp='1329187656' post='360379']
better than unetbootin is pendrive linux
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I found a better iso a while ago and didnt like arch, Ended up with fedora again :-/

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[quote name='5imp7y' timestamp='1308607548' post='358639']

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

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For future reference it should be

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

not
[code]sudo dd if=(arches path) of=/dev/sdb1[/code] Edited by haikuhacker

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