Ade Malsasa Akbar contact
Senior author, Open Source enthusiast.
Friday, September 16, 2016 at 21:00

deepin 15.3 GNU/Linux operating system has released recently at 13 September 2016. Here is step by step tutorial to create USB bootable for deepin 15.3. We will not use Unetbootin to do it because we found booting error with it. Rather, we will use GNU dd command line here. dd is already installed in any GNU/Linux distribution, including Ubuntu and Fedora. Don't be afraid, it is easy nce you know how to do it step by step.


dd could be dangerous command if it is used as root (sudo), because if you type the destination address incorrectly, you may destroy whole of your HDD data. Don't make mistake with dd, read the tutorial and output carefully, and don't be sleepy. We don't take any responsibility for any error while you performing this tutorial.

1. Prepare The File

Prepare deepin 15.3 iso image file. Download it first or copy it from your friend. We recommend you to put the iso file in your $HOME directory.

2. Prepare USB Drive

Insert your USB drive > open it (mount) from file manager > open Terminal > perform a command line lsblk -o NAME,LABEL > lsblk shows a tree of drives from your computer > see where is your USB drive. For example, mine is located at /dev/sdc.

3. ISO Burning Command

Open Terminal and run this dd command line:
sudo dd if=file.iso of=/dev/sdc bs=4M

  • if: input file
  • of: output file
  • file.iso: change this name into your deepin iso file name
  • /dev/sdc: change this address into the correct address of your USB drive
Attention: don't misplace between the input and output, don't misplace the USB drive address.

4. See The Realtime Outputs

GNU dd command line doesn't have realtime output like wget or UNetbootin. If you want to see the output, you should perform an external command line. Open a new Terminal and perform this command line:
sudo pkill -USR1 -x -n dd
While you do this pkill comand once in new Terminal, you see the output in the previous Terminal. Do it once again and you see the output again.

5. Finish

When your dd Terminal comes back from dd command to prompt, then it means your iso burning has finished. Now you can use your USB drive to boot and install deepin 15.3 operating system.