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[–] sakuramboo 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

You still need a boot sector which unetbootin makes. Sure, you could dd the boot sector manually and extract the iso, but why do everything when unetbootin will do everything for you?

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[–] advaitaot 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Exactly

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[–] bikergang_accountant 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

One small difference is that they need different bootloaders. I think one uses isolinux and the other uses syslinux.

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[–] Misteranthrope 6 points -1 points (+5|-6) ago 

Unetbootin is garbage.

dd if=some.iso of=/dev/sdb

No muss, no fuss, no more failed burns. Works every time.

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[–] Atarian 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Only works with hybrid ISO or usb images.

Unetbootin and Rufus can allow ISO 9660 images to be booted from a USB stick.

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[–] webrustler 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

While true, it should be mentioned that one should check if the target ( /dev/sdb in the example above ) really is the USB drive intended as the target. Might as well be a different HDD or stick.

Device name can be seen in the disk or partition manager of your distro.

To be safe you might want to issue the 'sync' command afterwards to make sure it is safe to remove the stick.

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