[plug] help needed

David Godfrey info at sbts.com.au
Mon Sep 28 13:54:21 UTC 2015

Hi Euan,

In days past you would be correct.
The current instructions are to use cp to copy the ISO directly to the 
raw device.

See https://www.debian.org/releases/stable/amd64/ch04s03.html.en

David G

On 28/09/15 20:01, Euan wrote:
> cp ...?
> Surely you want to use dd.
> cp would assume the device is already formatted and mounted, and will 
> just copy the iso to a file on the usb stick.
> Regards,
> Euan
> On 28 September 2015 1:08:50 AM AWST, David Godfrey <info at sbts.com.au> 
> wrote:
>     Regarding installing from USB....
>     These days if you are setting up a USB stick to install debian
>     from and you have a linux system available to do the task all that
>     is needed is to
>     /    cp debian.iso /dev/sdXX/
>     so if your USB stick is coming up as /dev/sdb just run
>     /    cp debian.iso /dev/sdb/
>     I can't remember the recommended windows tool, but the debian
>     installation guide will point you in the right direction.
>     You no longer need to use special tools that manipulate ISO's to
>     install from USB.
>     All debian, and most derivatives use hybrid ISO's that can be
>     booted from cd/dvd/usb/hdd directly.
>     Regards
>     David G
>     On 28/09/15 00:43, Oliver Hills wrote:
>>     Debian is easy to install just head to their website and download
>>     the right iso, for installing from usb you can google a load of
>>     usb iso installers depending on what OS your starting with I used
>>     lili today from a Windows box to osx and it worked fine.
>>     On the topic of WordPress go for it but be prepared to harden
>>     your server, I run a commercial cpanel /whm server and you would
>>     be amazed at the amount of attacks I see per hour.  Secure ssh to
>>     key only and go from there maybe learn csf and read it's
>>     documentation properly first.
>>     Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.
>>     -------- Original message --------
>>     From: Jon Miller <jonl711 at hotmail.com>
>>     Date: 27/09/2015 22:57 (GMT+08:00)
>>     To: plug at plug.org.au
>>     Subject: [plug] help needed
>>     I'm looking to install Debian on a web server and would like to
>>     get the
>>     groups option.
>>     As I have always used SuSE Enterprise Linux as my servers for
>>     everything,
>>     changing to Debian is a choice I decided to make due to support
>>     issues.
>>     My question is I want to install Debian from either a DVD or USB,
>>     can I get
>>     a link to download the files I would imagine an iso would do the
>>     trick.
>>     The web server I'm planning to install is run on Debian will be
>>     WordPress.
>>     Is there anyone that is against this and if so why?
>>     Thanks
>>     Jon
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