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I have followed the instructions from various posts at the forum and I when I execute in the terminal

sudo dd if=/path/to/downloaded.img of=/dev/rdiskN bs=1m

then it requires the password but instead it does not let me type the password. If i press enter then the same thing until I repeat it three times which will require me to execute the above command again. Anyone knows why and how to solve it?

marked as duplicate by Ron, Mark Kirby, Eric Carvalho, Pilot6, David Foerster Aug 3 '15 at 9:43

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Ok just to let you know I found the mistake. In the sudo line I did not specify the exact name of the usb and for some reason it was asking me for password which was basically useless as I said above.

I repeated the process with no mistakes and finally created the usb boot stick.

  • Don't forget to accept your own answer, since it was the solution to the problem! :) – crimsonspectre Jul 7 '16 at 13:08

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