View Full Version : [ubuntu] .iso to SDHC card

August 2nd, 2012, 03:15 AM
i downloaded the consumer preview of windows 8 and i wanted to put it on my computer. however, i dont want to waste any more writable dvd's. is there any way to burn an image file to an SD card?

August 2nd, 2012, 03:19 AM
You can do this the same way that you burn an image to a USB, however in the past I have had trouble booting from an SD card so I would recommend making a bootable USB stick instead.

This is how to do it in Windows (http://arstechnica.com/business/2009/12/the-usb-flash-drive/)

this is how to do it in Linux (http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/create-a-usb-stick-on-ubuntu)

August 2nd, 2012, 03:32 AM
if i select the windows file and click open then nothing happens in the "startup disk creator"

August 2nd, 2012, 03:38 AM
Is the file an .iso?

August 2nd, 2012, 03:40 AM
yes the name of it is


August 2nd, 2012, 03:41 AM
Try Unetbootin - I feel like "Startup Disk Creator" works best for ubuntu.

sudo apt-get install unetbootin This should work for you.