Update: Here’s my screenshot walkthrough

Although Unetbootin (or PenDriveLinux.com’s the USB Universal Installer, which is great) isn’t available on Mac, this article with tips on how to use DD to achieve a similar effect–including an overview of Unetbootin and other utilities–is great! Here’s an overview of Unetbootin from the article cited above:

UNetbootin allows you to create bootable Live USB drives for a variety of Linux distributions from Windows or Linux, without requiring you to burn a CD. You can either let it download one of the many distributions supported out-of-the-box for you, or supply your own Linux .iso file if you’ve already downloaded one or your preferred distribution isn’t on the list.

Using Diskutil (Mac OS X only)

  1. Download the desired .img file

  2. Open a Terminal (under Utilities)

  3. Run diskutil list to get the current list of devices

  4. Insert your flash media

  5. Run diskutil list again and determine the device node assigned to your flash media (e.g. /dev/disk2)

  6. Run diskutil unmountDisk /dev/diskN

  7. Execute sudo dd if=/path/to/downloaded.img of=/dev/diskbs=1m

  8. Run diskutil eject /dev/diskN and remove your flash media when the command completes

I’ve also written about Unetbootin here with related posts also available. Two of my own posts I keep coming back to are DD and FSARCHIVER.

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