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    Making a bootable USB in Debian 10 for ubuntu

    I have the Ubuntu iso 2.7gb on my Debian 10 desktop l want to install Ubuntu from usb drive
    Here is what l did on command line
    sudo dd if=/home/Amma/Desktop/ubuntu-20.04.2.0-amd64.iso of=/dev/sdb2 status=progess oflag=sync

    Usb goes not boot

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    Re: Making a bootable USB in Debian 10 for ubuntu

    It needs to be a device, not a partition.

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    Re: Making a bootable USB in Debian 10 for ubuntu

    Thanks for post
    So please tell me what the command should be please
    Or how to make usb bootable

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    Re: Making a bootable USB in Debian 10 for ubuntu

    I meant the output should be to a device - sdb, assuming this is correct -, not to a partition, sdb2.

    But you can use a tool for safer results. Using DD and sending it to the wrong drive will irreparably delete everything in there.

    MKUSB can be used in Debian. And Balena Etcher is a fully GUI and fool-proof tool.

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    Re: Making a bootable USB in Debian 10 for ubuntu

    I suspect you've already got it solved, but I'll provide some links

    Ubuntu: https://ubuntu.com/tutorials/tutoria...ntu#1-overview

    Mac os : https://ubuntu.com/tutorials/tutoria...cos#1-overview

    windows : https://ubuntu.com/tutorials/tutoria...ows#1-overview

    FYI: the same methods will work in Debian as if it's Ubuntu; at worst some Debian packages have slightly different names in my experience, but I use `mkusb` & `dd` on my Lubuntu & Debian (bullseye) equally.

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    Re: Making a bootable USB in Debian 10 for ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by guiverc View Post
    I suspect you've already got it solved, but I'll provide some links

    Ubuntu: https://ubuntu.com/tutorials/tutorial-create-a-usb-stick-on-ubuntu#1-overview

    Mac os : https://ubuntu.com/tutorials/tutoria...cos#1-overview

    windows : https://ubuntu.com/tutorials/tutoria...ows#1-overview

    FYI: the same methods will work in Debian as if it's Ubuntu; at worst some Debian packages have slightly different names in my experience, but I use `mkusb` & `dd` on my Lubuntu & Debian (bullseye) equally.
    thank you

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    Re: Making a bootable USB in Debian 10 for ubuntu

    If you want to boot Ubuntu on that computer, you can boot the Ubuntu ISO from Debian's GRUB:

    Code:
          menuentry "ubuntu-20.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso live-only" {
             set isofile="/ubuntu-20.04.1/ubuntu-20.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso"
             loopback loop (hd0,1)$isofile
             linux (loop)/casper/vmlinuz boot=casper iso-scan/filename=$isofile noprompt noeject quiet splash maybe-ubiquity nopersistent
             initrd (loop)/casper/initrd
          }
    Use the correct path to Ubuntu ISO on the desktop.

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    Re: Making a bootable USB in Debian 10 for ubuntu

    The easiest way: https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread....5#post14030825

    Basically, use the 'cp' command and take advantage of "everything is a file" on Unix systems. Just be careful to pick the source and target correctly for how you'd like to use the "file" you are writing. Pick the wrong target and it could be a very bad day. Please don't overwrite your OS, unless that is truly what you intend.

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