What Is a Hybrid ISO Image

An ISO image file ready to burn directly to a USB Flash device.

   You do need a burning tool To burn a regular ISO image file into a USB flash drive. But with a Hybrid ISO image you dont need any tool for making a bootable USB stick. Hybrid ISO images are the advanced version of standard ISO format. Hybrid ISO image contains partition tables and can copy to a USB stick using "dd" command and also compatible with other ISO burning tools.

#dd if=/Downloads/OS-Image.iso of=/dev/sdb1 oflag=direct bs=1048576
(/dev/sdb1 USB drive) (/Downloads/OS-Image.iso is ISO image of Operating system)

Advantages of Hybrid ISO Image

  • USB stick will act like a live Media 
  • The burning process is fast and simple

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