how to create bootable USB from ISO, windows and linux

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by edwinx, Mar 21, 2018.

  1. edwinx macrumors member

    Jul 6, 2010

    I am having a lot of trouble creating bootable USB flash drives from Windows or Linux ISO files.

    after I create the USB drive, they are not bootable. I end up have to re-do the process but in Windows using a different utility.

    What am I doing wrong?

    This is one of the guides that I followed but still did not work for me:

    and I am trying to put this ISO onto a USB drive:

    can someone try it out and help me out with this?

  2. hallux macrumors 68030


    Apr 25, 2012
    If you're doing it on Windows, I like ISOtoUSB. I actually have several apps for this same function on my work PC..
  3. edwinx thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 6, 2010
    I will try but why doesn't DD work?
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    I was hoping to use the first party utils in MacOS
  4. Darmok N Jalad macrumors 65816

    Darmok N Jalad

    Sep 26, 2017
    Not sure. Your link is 5 years old, so maybe newer versions of MacOS handle the task differently?
  5. NoBoMac macrumors 68000

    Jul 1, 2014
    Trying to boot the USB on something other than a Mac? Per the man page for hdutil, UDRW is just another name for Apple's DMG format. It appears you want to try UDTO (DVD/CD-R master for export) instead.

    The instructions in the link appear to be for creating a stick that can boot on a Mac.
  6. edwinx thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 6, 2010

    Interesting. I will try that tonight. would UDTO be the same for Linux and Windows? or how would I know what format the ISO is in so that I can choose the correct option?

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