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get slackware current live onto usb stick without using dd command


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Go to this site http://www.slackware.com/~alien/liveslak and download the iso2usb.sh script

it basically does what it says in the name ; it puts a iso onto a usb stick ,so that live iso can be booted.

GO to this site : http://bear.alienbase.nl/mirrors/slackware-live/1.3.5/ and download something suitable ; i suggest http://bear.alienbase.nl/mirrors/slackware-live/1.3.5/slackware-live-xfce-current.iso if your laptop/pc your going to boot from is 32 bit or http://bear.alienbase.nl/mirrors/slackware-live/1.3.5/slackware64-live-xfce-current.iso if your pc architecture is 64 bit

have iso and iso2usb.sh on your Desktop

Put a usb stick into pc; then find out the path by :
# fdisk -l

eg Disk /dev/sdb: 7.22 GiB, 7747397632 bytes, 15131636 sectors
Disk model: DataTraveler 2.0
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x35da4fea

Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type
/dev/sdb1 * 2048 15130623 15128576 7.2G b W95 FAT32

So the stick is /dev/sdb

make sure the stick is unmounted; first give execute permission to iso2usb using:

# chmod +x iso2usb.sh


# ./iso2usb.sh -i slackware64-live-xfce-current.iso -o /dev/sdb -P

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