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The last paragraph of the SliTaz 3.0 Release Notes says the following about the liveCD:

The ISO image now uses a 'hybrid' system: it can also be copied onto an USB stick without formating it (using dd).

Does anyone know how to do this?

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DEAR GOD BE CAREFUL WITH dd! It's nicknamed disk destroyer for a reason. – Rob Oct 29 '11 at 20:49
@Rob Can you list the dos and donts please? I would hate to waste my drive trying to make it bootable. – Gui Imamura Dec 12 '15 at 12:42
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dd if=/path/to/your/isofile of=/your/usb/disk try this.

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should I include ~/ in path ? – weis26 Oct 29 '11 at 10:14
@weis26: You can, ~ is just replace with the current users home directory path. Use it if either the if or of paths are in your home directory sure... – Matt Joiner Oct 29 '11 at 10:20
@weis26 Depends on whether you want to use a relative path or absolute path. By the way, using dd would make your usb device read-only and to make it a 'normal' usb device you shall re-partition the device. – starrify Oct 29 '11 at 10:21
bs=8M or so would speed this up quite a bit... also, should mention using mount to see what disk is mounted at /media/83... – Kimvais Oct 29 '11 at 10:26

Usually you want to write to the device. Use df to find the entry:

/dev/sdd1 31933168 27690992 4242176 87% /media/Fat

Then with dd, use the of=/dev/sdd, not /media/Fat or /dev/sdd1. If you give it a block size it's usually quicker, so I usually give it something like -bs=1M.

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df will only show mounted filesystems. Bad Idea(TM) to dd stuff to devices that contain mounted filesystems.. – Florenz Kley Oct 16 '14 at 21:18

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