Re: Ubuntu 18.04

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Author: Matt Graham
To: Main PLUG discussion list
Subject: Re: Ubuntu 18.04
On 2018-06-12 14:06, Stephen Partington wrote:
> Generally speaking I do not use a CD/DVD to install an OS. I haven't
> for quite some time. I use a combination of Rufus and etcher to
> write installation media to [a] USB drive.

Wait, what? Why would you need any utilities at all to do that? Also,
there are no ebuilds for "rufus" or "etcher" in a recently-synced
portage tree.

All you need to do is "dd if=distroname-1.2.3.iso of=/dev/sdN bs=32k",
making sure that sdN refers to the USB disk you wish to overwrite with
the distro installation image. BIOSes are smart enough to invoke El
Torito when they boot from a USB disk and see an ISO or UDF image on it.
At least IME. (If YMMV, tell us details.)

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