Burn images using dd
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Burn images to SD card/USB drive using dd terminal command


Follow instructions to download and verify the PureOS ISO image.

IMPORTANT: Choosing incorrect drive designation could wipe your wipe your valuable data, like /home or root partition!
WARNING: This action will wipe all data on your SD Card/USB drive!
  • Insert USB drive but do not mount it: it must be unmounted.
  • Open your favorite terminal emulator and run sudo fdisk -l to check drive designations.
  • Run: sudo dd bs=4M if=/path/to/PureOS-2.1.iso of=/dev/sdX status=progress && sync, replacing sdX with your USB drive designation, for example: sdc (be very careful here!).
  • The sync part is important, do not ommit it!

After dd command finishes, your drive is ready.

NOTE: You can also do this using GUI apps like Etcher or GNOME Disks.
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