How to create Antergos 17.8 Live USB from Command Line

Antergos Linux – Hello everyone, today I will show you how to create Antergos 17.8 Live USB via Terminal command line. You don’t have to install any additional software to create this Live USB. With a single command we can create the Antergos Live USB in minutes. On this tutorial, I am using Ubuntu 16.04 to create the Live USB. You can use any other Linux distribution.

create Antergos 17.8 Live USB

Live USB is the best way to try new Linux distribution without having to install it first. If you are using USB 3.0 devices, the performance will be better than using older USB 2.0.


  • Antergos 17.8 ISO
  • USB Flash Disk with more than 4 GB in size

Steps to create Antergos 17.8 Live USB

Step 1. Download Antergos ISO

If you haven’t done yet, you may download Antergos 17.8 ISO from this link. Save it to you local directory.

Step 2. Create Antergos Live USB

Plug your USB flash disk to any USB port on your computer. Open Terminal and do the following steps.

Check your USB flash diskĀ 

sudo fdisk -l


Disk /dev/sdd: 7,2 GiB, 7776239616 bytes, 15187968 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x55325f38

Device     Boot Start     End Sectors  Size Id Type
/dev/sdd1  *        0 2405887 2405888  1,2G  0 Empty
/dev/sdd2         136   61575   61440   30M ef EFI (FAT-12/16/32)

The drive letter could be different. Make a note and make sure you choose the correct device, for example on this case is /dev/sdd is my USB flash disk.

Create Live USB using dd command

Run the following command to copy and create the Antergos Live USB

sudo dd if=/home/dhani/Downloads/antergos-17.8-x86_64.iso of=/dev/sdd


  • /home/dhani/Downloads/antergos-17.8-x86_64.iso is the location of my ISO
  • /dev/sdd is my USB flash disk

Press Enter and wait for several minutes to complete. It will not display any progress. Once completed, you will see the following on Terminal window

3793664+0 records in
3793664+0 records out
1942355968 bytes (1,9 GB, 1,8 GiB) copied, 369,813 s, 5,3 MB/s

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