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    Re: Tool for creating bootable pen drive

    BTW, why don't people simply use the friendly little kitty cat?
    $ sudo cat Fedora-Cinnamon-Live-i386-29-1.2.iso > /dev/sdc

    There is no speed diff and less chance of errors, I think.
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    Re: Tool for creating bootable pen drive

    Quote Originally Posted by flyingdutchman
    BTW, why don't people simply use the friendly little kitty cat?
    $ sudo cat Fedora-Cinnamon-Live-i386-29-1.2.iso > /dev/sdc

    There is no speed diff and less chance of errors, I think.
    I've never tried this but I will.

    Meantime - shouldn't this post be marked "solved" so it doesn't go on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and . . .

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    Re: Tool for creating bootable pen drive

    Quote Originally Posted by tech291083
    Great example, really easy, i will try that dd command and yes, you are right dd command is really realiable. thanks a lot.
    Thanks. Glad it worked. Please mark this thread "solved" if you have not already done so.

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    Re: Tool for creating bootable pen drive

    Quote Originally Posted by flyingdutchman
    BTW, why don't people simply use the friendly little kitty cat?
    $ sudo cat Fedora-Cinnamon-Live-i386-29-1.2.iso > /dev/sdc

    There is no speed diff and less chance of errors, I think.
    So - I got an error message when trying this.

    Code:
    [user@fedora-30 Fedora-Cinnamon-Live-i386-29]$ sudo cat Fedora-Cinnamon-Live-i386-29-1.2.iso > /dev/sde
    bash: /dev/sde: Permission denied
    It seems your command is simplistic as per:

    https://stackoverflow.com/questions/...vim-works-fine

    For reasons people can read about in that link you need to do:

    Code:
     $sudo bash -c 'cat Fedora-Cinnamon-Live-i386-29-1.2.iso > /dev/sdc'
    There is useful information at the following link about why cat might, indeed, be 'better' than dd to write an iso file to a thumb drive. Part of this might be resolved by specifying bs=4M. Either way, it's an interesting read.

    https://www.vidarholen.net/contents/blog/?p=479

    Please check this out. If you have the same results I did maybe you can alter your posts to reflect what the "cat" command needs to be.

    Otherwise, if there isn't one, I think it would be interesting if you could write up a brief blurb re: why cat > dd.

    Then again, people could just use the USB-writing tool in Fedora. But what fun would that be?

    If there is something major here that I am missing please let me know. Thanks.

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    Re: Tool for creating bootable pen drive

    Quote Originally Posted by flyingdutchman
    BTW, why don't people simply use the friendly little kitty cat?
    $ sudo cat Fedora-Cinnamon-Live-i386-29-1.2.iso > /dev/sdc

    There is no speed diff and less chance of errors, I think.
    Even I've never tried this myself, but I will. Many thanks.
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    Re: Tool for creating bootable pen drive

    Quote Originally Posted by gmach24
    Thanks. Glad it worked. Please mark this thread "solved" if you have not already done so.
    sure, thanks.
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