Rufus - DD mode vs ISOLINUX for bootable USB's of Linux systems


jimbo45

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Hi folks

Those who use Rufus for creating bootable USB sticks of Linux live / install ISO's choose DD mode rather than the ISOLINUX mode as Rufus has to pull ISOLINUX from the net and t can't gurantee to get the correct version. DD mode should always work regardless of the system being copied.

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Good point @jimbo45 !

I've encountred this issue with CentOS / Alma ISO images. Although with some versions it booted, it couldn't finish loading entirely and always seemed to hang somewhere.

I've flashed the ISO's with BalenaEtcher and worked directly but I believe it uses dd or something similar to get the job done as it flashes entire SD cards and arm / raspberry pi type of systems without issue.

I'll try the dd method next time in Rufus.
 

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