[INFO] How to create bootable media to install ArchMerge

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[INFO] How to create bootable media to install ArchMerge

Post by darknetmatrix » Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:15 am

CHECK THE md5sum or sha256sum before doing anything else once the ISO is downloaded.
We recommend you use an usb to install ArchMerge.
Simply because you can reuse it and it is a faster medium than a dvd.
If you are on ArchMerge you have already Mintstick installed.
Other linux distro’s can use Suse Image Writer which has a gui.
There is also Etcher that you can try out.
On Windows we can recommend Rufus.
You can use UNetbootin as burner. This application will work on Linux, Windows and Mac.
If you need to burn the iso to a dvd then we can recommend Cdburnerxp and Imgburn for Windows. On Mac you can use the Burn application.
On Linux we recommand you use Xfburn.
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Re: How to create bootable media to install ArchMerge

Post by erikdubois » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:25 pm

It can be noted that we have had users having difficulty when burning the image to a dvd.
So our recommendation is

Burn to usb
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Re: [INFO] How to create bootable media to install ArchMerge

Post by lawrencedark » Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:30 pm

If burned DVDs give trouble, try burning them at the slowest speed, sometimes this makes errors less likely. I burned a copy of ArchMerge onto DVD+R and it worked great for me.
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Re: [INFO] How to create bootable media to install ArchMerge

Post by Cooks » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:02 pm

If you are already on linux this is the sure fire way to get a good USB every time as long as the download is clean.

I always use dd command to make usb linux install disks.

# dd bs=4M if=/path/to/archlinux.iso of=/dev/sdx status=progress && sync

The command needs to be run as root. if= means input file...so give the file dir to that .iso wherever you put it.
of= is output file. Here you put the dir structure to your usb. usually /dev/sd....whatever your usb drive letter is.
/dev/sdx is just a generic structure to show you how to type the command.
You replace x with the designation that your usb has.
Depending on your set up it could be /dev/sdb or /dev/sdc or /dev/sdd. open a terminal and type lsblk and you will be able to obtain that.

It always works.
If you don't understand the command, I don't recommend it.
You could wipe your system out if you apply the wrong letter to the /dev/sd...something command.
But i have never had a usb install media fail using this command.

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