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Author: Matt Graham
To: Main PLUG discussion list
Subject: Re: Burn image to external drive
On 2018-01-12 13:39, Michael wrote:
> Well, my DVD burner died and all I could get to replace it was an
> external drive. I need to reburn my OS image to disk. How do I do it?

If you meant "an external DVD+-RW drive", then if it's USB, it'll just
show up as a SCSI device as normal. Plug it in and you can use
cdrecord/growisofs/k3b to burn a disc the way you did previously.

If you meant "an external hard disk", then you remember that any x86
that can boot from a USB device can boot from an ISO image that's been
dd'ed to a USB device. Plug the disk in, then figure out which device
node it is. I'll call it /dev/sdX here. Then "dd
if=my_install_image.iso of=/dev/sdX bs=32k". Then make sure "USB" is
above "hard disk" in the BIOS boot order.

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