So I am very new to slitaz and linux in general. However, I would really like to install the iso (specifically the 4.0 packages .iso) to a 16 gb USB drive to run off my old AMD laptop with a dying hard drive. The only computer that I have access to is a Macintosh (no, I am not a wannabe hipster, I am forced to use it for school). So converted the .iso to .img and executed the terminal commands "sudo dd if=/path/to/downloaded.img of=/dev/rdiskN bs=1m", as reccomended for making a live usb of Ubuntu. i have used this method for many other distros in the past and it has worked perfectly. However, when I did this with Slitaz, it took several hours (as it is a nearly 7 gb file), and all of the files were transferred to the drive. But when I plugged the usb into my computer (pc or mac), and booted up, the BIOS would just give me an error message saying something like "no bootable system found". I really dont know anything about bootloaders and things so I am very confused. As i said, OSX is really the only operating system i have access to. Any suggestions would be great, but keep in mind that I know literally nothing about Linux or computers in general, so i am kind of an idiot when it comes to this. Thanks!
How to make a live usb from a Mac?(4 posts) (4 voices)
I am confused about why you have a 7GB iso file while standard 4.0 is 30MB
and i do not think any conversion is needed (i think converting the file will damage it)
What you should do is something like this on your mac and it should work (I do not have a mac)
# sudo dd if=slitaz-cooking.iso of=/dev/usbkey
# sudo fdisk /dev/usbkey
check here under "hybrid install"
Do the following:
1. Download UNetbootin at http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net
2. Remove all plugged in USB storage drives if you have them
3. Insert the USB drive you want to turn into a LiveUSB. Make sure it's empty!
4. Start up UNetbootin and enter your password when asked
5. Select the Diskimage option and click the ... button
6. Select the .iso file of SliTaz (DON'T convert to .img)
7. Click OK
8. Wait 'till UNetbootin is done
9. Click Exit
10. You are done! Enjoy your new SliTaz LiveUSB!
Also, a SliTaz .iso file really isn't supposed to be 7GB. It should be somewhere around 35MB. Redownload.
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