I would like to understand the following:
I have a Debian installation CD that I can boot from. Now I copied that to an USB-stick using
dd if=/dev/sr0 of=/dev/sdc bs=1M
The CD-image should contain a boot-sector and everything else that is needed for booting, yet the USB stick does not boot.
What am I missing – why does the stick not boot?
PS: I am not interested in tips on how to create a bootable stick, I only want to understand why the above method does not work.