I'd like to try out Linux Mint before deciding whether or not to install it on my laptop. I've got an ISO image that I've
dd'd onto a USB flash drive (
sudo dd if=~/Downloads/linuxmint-14.1-cinnamon-dvd-32bit.iso of=/media/24C4-1E16/linuxmint-14.1-cinnamon-dvd-32bit.iso oflag=direct bs=1048576) but when I reboot my machine and boot from the flash drive I get a "disk error press any key to restart".
The problem is, I can't tell if I have made the flash drive wrong or if I have gotten the wrong iso image. The iso image says "dvd" in the name of the file so it could certainly be the wrong image but I don't see any other version of linux mint to download though. So if you could point me in that direction that would be helpful.
$ sudo dd if=~/Downloads/linuxmint-14.1-cinnamon-dvd-32bit.iso of=/dev/sdb/linuxmint-14.1-cinnamon-dvd-32bit.iso oflag=direct bs=1048576 dd: opening `/dev/sdb/linuxmint-14.1-cinnamon-dvd-32bit.iso': Not a directory
Looks like I don't need the filename in the "of=" piece