[blag-whereto] Booting the Alpha via USB

Abdur-Rahman Morgan arm at tearms.org
Sat May 15 21:46:03 UTC 2010

Good Day All,

Thank you for those who have been providing feedback on the iso. It's 
much appreciated. For those who have not, please do not hold back your 
criticism, it will only make what we're doing better.

I wanted to make people aware that the Alpha can be dd to a USB Drive to 
use as a boot device rather than a CD if people need. Of course you need 
to have a bios that can boot from a USB Drive or removable device 
usually. In any case, the command is dd if=/location/of/iso of=/dev/sdX 
where X equals the location of the USB drive.

For me this was dd if=/home/abdur-rahman/BLAG-119999-Live-x86_64.iso 
of=/dev/sdc. I usually use the mount command without any options to find 
the location of the device, just so I do not make a mistake and 
overwrite my drives by mistake, but there are a few ways to do this. If 
you need, just feel free to ask.



According to what distro your using, you may have to use dd as root or 
with sudo

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