Terminal: create bootable USB from iso
gparted remove the existing partitions from your usb, and fix the
msdos partition table (by going to the device menu and selecting "create partition Table"). Then, create a new partition
fat32 by right clicking on the
unallocated space and selecting new, making a primary FAT32 partition.
Next step create your bootable usb:
dd if=/path_to_iso_without_space.iso of=/dev/sdx
You can add the
bs=4M option to make it faster:
dd bs=4M if=/path_to_iso.iso of=/dev/sdx
Example: if your device is
sdb1 you should type
dd if=/path_to_iso_without_space.iso of=/dev/sdb
If it is a archlinux bootable iso, you don't have to do anything special. Just
dd if=somefile.iso of=/dev/sdx
sdx is the block device like
/dev/sda and not a partition like
This is possible as the iso already contains all that is needed.
If you set some partition table, it will simply has no effect, as it will be overriden by
dd, as anything else on the target device.
Edit: You sure have to unmout any partition on that device, as they will be overriden as described before.
Edit2: The same applies to the manjaro image, according to their wiki.
If you don't know your USB device block file (such as
/dev/sdb) and if you want to make sure you're not writing over one of your sata system drives, you can use the more secure
You can give your USB device name explicitly (will fail if it is not connected through USB):
bootiso -d /dev/sdb /path_to_iso_without_space.iso
Or let him find it for you:
See it in action: