How to flash any iso (think about your favorite distro) on an USB key without graphical IHM ?
sudo dd if=/path/to/image.iso of=/dev/sda status=progress
- “/path/to/image.iso” is the path to the ISO file
- /dev/sda is your USB key device (see below to get yours) : note that it is the whole device, not a partition (e.g. /dev/sda and not /dev/sda1)
- status=progress show flashing progression
How to know wich device to use ?
Before inserting the key, type in your terminal :
Everything happening on your Linux is traced on screen. Now, insert your key and check for this sort of lines :
[ven. janv. 26 15:11:34 2018] sda: sda1 [ven. janv. 26 15:11:34 2018] sd 2:0:0:0: [sda] Attached SCSI removable disk
Yours may be sdb or sdc, etc… Take the good one and place it in the command above :-)