So, as my DVD rom is gone, I was really having bad time with creating live bootable USB. But then I found this very amazing tool which lets you create bootable live USB within few clicks and without destroying none of your data on your portable device.
Just follow the simple steps and you are done!! 🙂
There is always more than one way 😉
So there are other ways too to do the same thing. dd (Unix) is the blessing command.
I am writing the commands for Mac OS, but this should work in other Unix or Unix Like distros too.
find the flash drive at the very beginning, wrong drive name may cause you enormous harm by removing all you data.
$ diskutil list
now unmount the flash drive
$ diskutil unmountDisk /dev/disk1
you’ll see a message like this
Unmount of all volumes on disk1 was successful
then run the following command
$ dd if=Repository/ISOs/your_favorite_distro_name.iso of=/dev/disk1 bs=1m
if = Read input from file instead of the standard input.
of = Write output to file instead of the standard output.
bs = block size
it will take few minutes depending on the file size. Unfortunately there is no progress bar or verbose output.
finally a message will be shown like this
605+0 records in 605+0 records out 634388480 bytes transferred in 474.164942 secs (1337907 bytes/sec)
…and your bootable USB is ready.