On 04/17/2016 03:23 AM, Timothy Murphy wrote:
Because it seems to me to cut out one step in a fairly onerous
At the moment I download the ISO to /dev/sda9 (or something like that),
and then install it on a USB stick, which in my case seems to take
an average of 2 or 3 attempts, and then install the OS from the stick.
Use livecd-iso-to-disk. It's easy, just make sure you use the --format
option the first time. I've made a lot of boot flash drives this way
and they always work.
The basic assumption seems to be that most people will burn a CD or
Is that true any more?
It is years since I burned a CD, and in fact several machines I have
don't have a CD/DVD drive.
I think there's an expectation now that people won't be burning it to CD
or DVD. That's why the size limits on the live images have been relaxed.
I normally use the LiveUSB Creator to get a live OS on a USB stick.
But as I said, this usually takes me a couple of tries,
eg because the USB stick is not in the correct state.
(I've found that Windows offers the most reliable way of preparing
the USB stick.)
See above. Make sure you --format first so the drive is in the right
state for booting.
Personally, I have several partitions that have nothing to do with
eg for photos or Windows, and that is where I download the ISO.
See my message to this list from a different thread: