So I have an ubuntu ISO that I want to load onto a USB. Just wondering if there’s a Rufus alternative for Mac. I think there might be a way to do this in Terminal, but I don’t know what that is.
just dd to the device
That’s what I’m trying/asked for as well…
It just keeps saying resource busy
I think macs enumerate devices differently than linux but other than that it should work
unmount the usb
are you unmounting from the cli or the desktop
sudo diskutil unmount /dev/diskX
Unmounted the USB using Disk Utility
are you running dd with elevated privs
What the fuck, finally got it
Fucking Terminal was acting like it froze for no fucking reason wtf
wasn’t outputting what it was doing or something like loading/percentage or anything of the sort
dd doesn’t have output unless you pipe it from logs etc
it takes a while
old unix programs don’t speak p unless something goes wrong.
in other words run it again, thats normal
Looks like it would be
diskutil unmountDisk diskX
X = disk number
rather than just unmount
not sure if the “/dev/” thing is required
yeah thought that was clear, same way you don’t type password when someone tells you to type your password. /dev/ is where it enumerates the devices.
you can find the identifier via
diskutil list, should be something like disk4s2
Oh is it just more proper to type that then?
it’s the explicit path, looks like diskutil can handle relative too.
just do whatever works
Back when i had to use a mac i used fedora media writer for *Unix distros and bootcamp for anything windows related
(Scroll down and click all platforms)
On bsd/mac , pressing Ctrl+T in a terminal while running dd will send SIGINFO which will cause dd to write out progress information on stdout.
I miss that on Linux.