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Thread: Help with ISO install file to USB

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2012

    Help with ISO install file to USB

    Hi Everyone
    I'm a new member and I would like some help installing the iso file onto my USB stick.
    As I am concerned about security (even on my iMac to my banks internet site), I would like to make a bootable USB so as I can boot an operating system on my iMac just for banking use.
    I downloaded the file "ubuntu-12.04-desktop-i386.iso" and in the instructions on this link , the instructions are not clear what you do with an ISO file so I would be grateful if someone can tell me what the correct line commands are when I use the "Terminal" on my iMac to make the bootable USB.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: Help with ISO install file to USB

    Here is a ub loader that is pretty straight forward, if you are going to do banking it is generally suggested to have it be writeable. This way the information input in the user process like going to a bank is not saved

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

    Re: Help with ISO install file to USB

    I found this very helpful as well, many thanks!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon

    Re: Help with ISO install file to USB

    If you use Unetbootin to make a bootable USB, occasionally you'll get a boot error depending on the make of the USB drive. I found a fix if you need it:

    Make sure the USB drive is formatted Fat32, empty of all files, then run

    mkdosfs -v -I /dev/sdg where sdg is the mount name of your device

    Solution was found here, post #7

    Hope this helps if it comes to that point.
    - There are 10 types of people. Those who understand binary , and those who don't. -
    8.10 Hardy Heron Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.4 GHz / 4GB Ram


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