Creating a Bootable USB from ISO


128 Technology distributes our software as a set of applications, an ISO, or a container. The ISO is most commonly used to stage a system that does not have an operating system, or if the system is being repurposed as a 128T system.

The goal of this guide is produce a bootable USB drive from a 128T ISO.

Linux and macOS

Creating a bootable ISO from Linux or the MacOS is straightforward. You must have administrative privileges to the system.

  1. Download the ISO for the software version to be loaded onto the USB. Use the download instructions.

  2. Locate the USB volume name of the target drive (in this example, “disk2s1”) with the diskutil command.

diskutil list
  1. Use the command below to copy the ISO image onto the USB.
sudo diskutil unmount /dev/disk2s1
sudo dd if=~/128T-<VERSION>.el7.x86_64.iso of=/dev/rdisk2 bs=16384
diskutil eject /dev/disk2s1

Where <VERSION> is replaced with the 128T version you are interested in.




  1. Launch Rufus.
  2. Select the USB Device.
  3. Select MBR partition scheme for BIOS or UEFI.
  4. Select the 128T ISO.
  5. Click Start.
  6. Select Write in ISO image mode.
  7. Click OK.

System Preparation

  • Ensure that the platform meets minimal 128T hardware requirements
  • BIOS configured to boot off from USB drive first

Further Resources

Additional information on Bootable USB creation tools can be found here:

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