Once you've downloaded the .iso file for a Linux installer, you need to get it onto installation media. This video covers using the Linux terminal to create a USB installer
- [Instructor] To create a Linux installer USB stick from a Linux computer, I can use the dd command. Here in my downloads folder, I've already downloaded the ISO image that we need, and I've also already plugged in a USB flash drive. We can see that if we writ df - h. Here it is, but in order to restore the image onto this drive, I need to unmount the disk. So to do that, I'll write sudo unmount /dev/sdb1.
Then I can write sudo dd if and then the name of the image IF means input file, and the of=/dev/sdb. I know that this is serial device b because the previously mounted partition was sdb1. But I want to write to the whole device, not just to a particular partition, so I'm just writing sdb. And then, I'll write bs=4m. I'll write four megabyte blocks to make this go a little bit faster.
Of course, make sure that the device you're writing to is the one that you intend. If you have lots of hard drives, yours might be sdc, sdd, or something like that. This is finished, and if I take a look at the drive, now I can see that my image has been restored onto it. I've got a bootable Linux file system here, so I can eject this and go plug it into my computer and start up my system and install Linux.
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- Configuring the network for a server
- Adding storage with a local disk
- Sharing files on the network
- Serving up video over the network with Plex
- Blocking domains on your network
- Backing up your server and files
- Using Dynamic DNS for external access
- Sharing and syncing files with Nextcloud