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  1. I like many here do a lot of OS installs. Still mainly burning ISOs to discs (CD or DVD). It's wasteful and pain to organize. Sure PXE would be ideal, some day :) Long been meaning to find out how to put little flash sticks to good use since most modern computers support booting from USB. Where I want to be for a bunch of different reasons. Being a Debian user (bound to work for others in Linux land) we can use gddrescue to 'burn' that ISO onto a USB stick. Install gddrescue: apt-get install gddrescue Plug the USB stick into a computer. Make sure it doesn't auto-mount (if so unmount it). To determine if mounted do this: mount That should display everything mounted. If you find anything related to that USB stick mounted, do this: umount /mnt/whatever [where /mnt/whatever is the mounted point] Determine where the USB stick is fdisk -l Carefully match up the stick size to relative /dev/id, failure to do so will result in you writing over your precious data on wrong drive Now navigate to where you have that ISO image. In terminal again: ddrescue -D --force isoimage.iso /dev/sd[location from above] ex: ddrescue -D --force isoimage.iso /dev/sdd You are off to the races, ddrescue should start outputting status updates on the progress: GNU ddrescue 1.17 Press Ctrl-C to interrupt rescued: 118358 kB, errsize: 0 B, current rate: 5600 kB/s ipos: 118358 kB, errors: 0, average rate: 9104 kB/s opos: 118358 kB, time since last successful read: 1 s Copying non-tried blocks...