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I'm using Windows and trying to burn this Chromium OS nightly onto my USB drive.

Could someone recommend a program (freeware) that can "burn" an .img file onto a USB drive?

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possible duplicate of How to "burn" ISO/img/cue+bin to USB drive –  gparyani Sep 7 '14 at 6:29

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In Hexxeh's Chromium OS Flow instructions its recommended to use Image Writer which is here: https://launchpad.net/win32-image-writer. Theres more info on it here.

Its not for exactly the same release, but the image file will most likely be the same format.

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I get "Error 1: Incorrect function." when I try to use win32-image-writer on Windows 7 and can't write to the USB drive, even when I "Run as administrator". This happened for me on two different Windows 7 computers. It worked okay for me on Windows XP. –  Shannon Wagner Jun 2 '12 at 13:15
@ShannonWagner, on my computer this happens when I have any network drives mounted. For example Bitcasa and Wuala, both create virtual network drives to access their storage in the cloud. When I close those programs win32-image-writer starts without any error messages. –  Amiramix Aug 25 '13 at 12:42

You can use dd for that.

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Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. –  soandos Jul 16 '12 at 3:00

You can use dd in the following way:

dd if=chromium.img of=/dev/sdb

Where /dev/sdb is the usb device, make sure to first unmount the usb device though.

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