How to create Deepin 15.4 Live USB from Linux

Hi, what’s up guys. Today I want to show you how to create Deepin 15.4 Live USB. As you know, the new Deepin 15.4 is available for download. It still in Beta version but actually we can use it for testing purpose. Please refers to my previous post in order to download Deepin 15.4 ISO.

OK, first thing first we need to prepare the USB flash disk. Since the size of the ISO is 2.4 GB, we need at least 4 GB space in the USB flash disk. The flash disk will be formatted/wiped so make sure there is not data inside. Do backup your data on the flash disk. Now, lets get started. I am using Ubuntu 16.04 on this tutorial but actually any other Linux distribution is supported and use the same way.

Step 1. Open Terminal

Step 2. CD to the download directory

For example, I saved the ISO file to my Downloads directory. I need to cd to that directory.

cd ~/Downloads

Step 3. Check the USB drive

It is very very important to make sure we know the USB flash disk drive in Linux. Use fdisk command to know the info.

sudo fdisk -l

it should produce something like this:

Disk /dev/sdb: 14,9 GiB, 16013942784 bytes, 31277232 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x596181d4

Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type
/dev/sdb1 1985 31260671 31258687 14,9G f W95 Ext’d (LBA)
/dev/sdb5 2048 31260671 31258624 14,9G 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
Disk /dev/sdc: 7,2 GiB, 7776239616 bytes, 15187968 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x6257338a

Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type
/dev/sdc1 * 0 4620287 4620288 2,2G 0 Empty
/dev/sdc2 4620288 4763263 142976 69,8M 1 FAT12

The line marked in red is my USB flash disk information. This can be different with yours. So, my USB flash disk is known as /dev/sdc. This information will be used in the next step.

Step 4. Create the Live USB using dd command

Be careful when executing dd command since this will wipe the entire disk. So make sure you know the USB flash disk on the previous step.

Note:

Change /home/dhani/deepin-15.5.iso with your ISO file name. Also change /dev/sdc with your USB disk location. This could be /dev/sdb, or other.

Once completed, you can start using the USB flash disk to install Deepin 15.4. Enjoy

Ariel

7 Comments

  1. Is it possible to create Live bootable USB using rufus, Fedora LiveUSB Creator, Ubuntu Default Live Usb creator ,UNetbootin …..please reply as I am going to installed deepin as soon as possible

    • So be clear, live is live bootable is bootable, isn’t same…
      1. Live = running without installtion (often also have option for instalation aswell)
      2. only Bootable = can install it from there but can’t run from disk/usb…

      Deepin not running from usb, just can boot from it…
      Ubuntu, ChaletOS, Pepper Mint etc got live version aswell but Deepin 15.4 just bootable.

      btw, i installed deepin, installer very beatifull and after installation beautifull too, worth to install, with 4gb+ ram its very fast even with amd 3 core cpu

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