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How to make a bootable USB drive in OS X

by Peter.

This is for my own reference, since I keep referring to the Ubuntu guide.

  1. Optional: convert an ISO to an IMG
    hdiutil convert image.iso -format UDRW -o image.img
  2. Find the USB stick drive name
    diskutil list
  3. Unmount it:
    diskutil unmountDisk /dev/diskN
  4. Use dd to actually write the image:
    sudo dd if=image.img of=/dev/diskN bs=1m
  5. Eject the drive:
    diskutil eject /dev/diskN