Unverified Commit cc810ccb authored by Göktürk Yüksek's avatar Göktürk Yüksek
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wiki/src/install/expert/usb.mdwn: use oflag=direct instead of sync

Supply the arguments 'oflag=direct' to dd instead of forcing a system
wide sync. Direct I/O bypasses the cache and writes directly to the
device.

While at it, also pass 'status=progress' for visual enhancement.
parent 19374bd1
......@@ -173,11 +173,11 @@ Install Tails using <span class="command">dd</span>
- <span class="command-placeholder">device</span> with the device name found in step 5
<p class="pre command">dd if=<span class="command-placeholder">tails.img</span> of=<span class="command-placeholder">device</span> bs=16M && sync</p>
<p class="pre command">dd if=<span class="command-placeholder">tails.img</span> of=<span class="command-placeholder">device</span> bs=16M oflag=direct status=progress</p>
You should get something like this:
<p class="pre command-example">dd if=/home/user/tails-amd64-3.12.img of=/dev/sdb bs=16M && sync</p>
<p class="pre command-example">dd if=/home/user/tails-amd64-3.12.img of=/dev/sdb bs=16M oflag=direct status=progress</p>
If no error message is returned, Tails is being copied on the USB
stick. The copy takes some time, generally a few minutes.
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