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I am confused how to make it, found DBAN here. I have an empty USB -disk and DBAN.*.iso. How can I do it with Ubuntu?

I followed the instructions here to create the bootable ISO for the DBAN. I downloaded the ISO here. Then I did

$ umount /dev/sdb1
$ sudo dd if=dban.iso of=/dev/sdb1

and booted my thinkpad and then booted from the USB: press the blue Thinpad -button, choose USB and then wait but here my computer does not do anything. Just black screen.

Something went wrong?!

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You already have the image, now you must burn this one into the USB flash disk. If you want to know how to make a USB bootable with an .ISO file you should see this answer: – Lucio Nov 29 '12 at 0:23

I think the key is to use the drive /dev/sdb, not the partition /dev/sdb1, in the of= option:

sudo dd if=dban.iso of=/dev/sdb
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