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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Debian squeeze live images

Official debian.org site download does not advertise or highlight the live images of debian live CD

They can be downloaded from


For e.g, if I wanted to try amd64 version of debian live, I can download from, iso hybrid folder under amd64. The advantage of iso-hybrid image is the downloaded iso can be written to a DVD or a pendrive!!


Let us say I download gnome version of live cd


I can write the iso image to a DVD or via USB

For making usb bootable, need to use dd command as root. Say my pendrive is mounted in /dev/sdd1, first I need to unmount using

sudo umount /dev/sdd1

and can write the hybrid bootable iso image using the following command

sudo dd if=debian-live-6.0.0-amd64-gnome-desktop.iso of=/dev/sdd bs=4M

Thought this info might help someone who wants to try live image of debian

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