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I was trying to create a USB bootable in Debian to install my new system. I couldnt find any easy to use tool in Debian. I tried downloading the hybrid iso image from the Debian site and copied it to the USB using the dd command as said in Debian site. But it didnt boot.

Next I used the Startup Disk Creator tool in Ubuntu and it worked like a charm. Is there any similar tool in Debian? I know that there is Unetbootin but its difficult to install

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Unetbootin is a debian package, also available on many other distributions and systems. It does install an ISO image as a bootable USB drive.

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You need to add the repository sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gezakovacs/ppa to be able to install this. It would be nice to find a way where the command is included in apt-cache by default. – Masi Oct 24 at 7:31
I get W: Failed to fetch‌​ckages 404 Not Found in Debian 8.1 when trying to update the package. – Masi Oct 24 at 7:32
@Masi you should be able to install it in squeeze and wheezy, as listed here: . Looks like it's not available in Jessie. – Fabrizio Regini Oct 24 at 7:33
Any similar application available for Jessie? – Masi Oct 24 at 7:36

You can try MultiSystem or LiveUSB. is a very useful resource for this sort of thing.

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Is any of these packages in apt-cache? I could not find them. – Masi Oct 24 at 7:30
@Masi in what distribution? They're not on Debian or Ubuntu, no, multisystem has its own repository: – terdon Oct 24 at 11:48
Thank you for your answer! I am using Debian 8.1, Jessie. – Masi Oct 24 at 12:18
@Masi OK then neither of those are in the repos but you can add the repository from the link I gave in my previous comment. – terdon Oct 24 at 14:29

Win32DiskImager, or rufus.

You may find either of these are the below links, respectively:

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