Creating a bootable USB stick on Mac OSX

by Karl Ostendorf on Mon 03 Dec 2012 in macosx


Just for future reference:

Convert the ISO image

hdiutil convert -format UDRW -o newimage.img image.iso

Make the USB stick bootable

sudo fdisk /dev/disk2
flag 1
write
quit

Flash the image to the USB stick

sudo echo
dd bs=1m if=newimage.img | pv -trab | sudo dd bs=1m of=/dev/DISK-DEVICE

DISK-DEVICE will probably be rdisk2

Eject disk

sudo diskutil eject /dev/diskN

See How to create a bootable USB stick on OS X for more information.