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Nvidia 331.20 driver

Discussion in 'General Linux Discussion' started by Daerandin, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. Daerandin

    Daerandin Active Member

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    If it does not work, I can explain the steps for you.
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    Daerandin, out of curiosity, I tried the command line option suggested by Majero so, in my case

    sudo dd bs=4M if=/home/kladiator/manjaro-openbox-0.8.8-x86_64.iso of=/dev/sdc

    after a couple of seconds this was the result:
    159+0 records in
    159+0 records out
    666894336 bytes (667 MB) copied, 0.337927 s, 2.0 GB/s
    and a device called MJRO_88 is mounted.

    Inside the drive there are 4 folders
    EFI
    isolinux
    loader
    manjaro

    but I can't believe that 667 MB were written to the usb drive so fast and, not surprisingly, it doesn't boot.

    Have you any idea what I did wrong?
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    Daerandin Active Member

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    First of all, you should make sure that sdc is your USB. And secondly, it must not be mounted when you use this command. From the output you get it seems like your USB was mounted when you attempted this.

    I would also suggest you append: "&& sync" to the command you run to make sure everything is written properly.

    Edit: Scratch that about you device being mounted, I misread your post.
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    A quick update.
    You were right on BOTH counts.
    Yes, the drive was mounted when I tried the first time.
    And yes, adding "&& sync" finally did the trick.
    So from now on I will not need any other program to write my ISO's on usb drives.
    Thank you (again) very much.
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    Mind you that dd changes the filesystem of the USB. When you are done with it, and if you want to get it back to normal full use, you should run this command as root:

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    dd count=1 bs=512 if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdx && sync
    And then you can use any graphical tool to format the USB.

    Edit: sdx of course refers to the USB, so replace x with whatever is your USB drive.
  6. booman

    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    It worked? It was that easy?
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    There is nothing more to it. dd will completely replace the filesystem of the USB to make it an exact match of the iso when you run it like that, which is also why you should run the other command I mentioned when you are finished with the USB and want to start using it normally again. And then simply format it with a graphical tool or any other disk tool you prefer.
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    How do I know "for sure" which drive is my USB flash drive?

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