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I'm trying to create a dual boot for Ubuntu and Windows 7. Currently I only have a macbook with OS 10.7.5 installed, this means that I have to use the terminal in order to create an Ubuntu booting USB for live booting. According to a website I found I need to do the following:

hdiutil convert -format UDRW -o /Volumes/NO NAME.img /Users/Thijs/downloads/ubuntu-12.04.3-desktop-amd64.iso

However this returns the error :

hdiutil: convert: only a single input file can be specified
Usage:  hdiutil convert -format <format> -o <outfile> [options] <image>
    hdiutil convert -help

Does anyone know how to fix?

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Try this,

hdiutil convert -format UDRW -o /Volumes/"NO NAME.img" /Users/Thijs/downloads/ubuntu-12.04.3-desktop-amd64.iso

OR

hdiutil convert -format Rdxx -o /Volumes/"NO NAME.img" /Users/Thijs/downloads/ubuntu-12.04.3-desktop-amd64.iso
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Alright it seems to have at least done something. –  Thijser Nov 27 '13 at 15:11

Just remove "~" and never try to to convert it on same folder , Use Rdxx instead of UDRW as.

hdiutil convert -format Rdxx -o /Volumes/"NO NAME.img" /ubuntu-12.04.3-desktop-amd64.iso

hope it will work.

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sorry that gives the same error, However I have modified the version a bit (now posted) and made it work from download folder. –  Thijser Nov 27 '13 at 15:05
    
how did the above command work without using "" quotes.? –  Avinash Raj Nov 27 '13 at 15:15
    
worked for many ,check crazedmonkey.com/blog/links/… –  Sushantp606 Nov 27 '13 at 15:17
    
filename with space are enclosed within double quotes,otherwise it won't work.see my post. –  Avinash Raj Nov 27 '13 at 15:25

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