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 BackBox doesn'​t provide an hybrid ISO image yet (i.e. an image that can be directly copied to an USB device using for example ''​dd''​ utility), even if this is being worked out. Meanwhile it's possible to use [[http://​www.syslinux.org/​wiki/​index.php/​Isohybrid|Isohybrid]] from the [[http://​www.syslinux.org/​wiki/​index.php/​The_Syslinux_Project|Syslinux Project]] to create it on your own. This section covers the creation of an hybrid ISO image using the tools just mentioned, from within a GNU/Linux environment (although //​syslinux//​ is available for Windows systems too). This image can then be copied to a USB thumb just using the ''​dd''​ command. BackBox doesn'​t provide an hybrid ISO image yet (i.e. an image that can be directly copied to an USB device using for example ''​dd''​ utility), even if this is being worked out. Meanwhile it's possible to use [[http://​www.syslinux.org/​wiki/​index.php/​Isohybrid|Isohybrid]] from the [[http://​www.syslinux.org/​wiki/​index.php/​The_Syslinux_Project|Syslinux Project]] to create it on your own. This section covers the creation of an hybrid ISO image using the tools just mentioned, from within a GNU/Linux environment (although //​syslinux//​ is available for Windows systems too). This image can then be copied to a USB thumb just using the ''​dd''​ command.
  
-Note that in this procedure there is no need to previously create partitions or format them, unless you are going to do a customized install (that we assume you are able to deal with by yourself). You will just need the [[creating-bootable-backbox-device#​creating_a_bootable_usb_drive|USB device name]]+Note that in this procedure there is no need to previously create partitions or format them, unless you are going to do a customized install (that we assume you are able to deal with by yourself). You will just need the [[creating-bootable-backbox-device#​creating_a_bootable_usb_drive|USB device name]].
   - Depending on your distribution,​ you may need to get the right tools in different ways. The important thing is obtaining ''​isohybrid''​ and ''​syslinux''​ utilities. Please do a quick query of your distribution packages database to know what to install.   - Depending on your distribution,​ you may need to get the right tools in different ways. The important thing is obtaining ''​isohybrid''​ and ''​syslinux''​ utilities. Please do a quick query of your distribution packages database to know what to install.
     * On //Debian//, for example, it's enough to install __syslinux__ and __syslinux-utils__ packages. //Debian// derivatives like //Ubuntu// or //Mint// may have the same or similar packages.     * On //Debian//, for example, it's enough to install __syslinux__ and __syslinux-utils__ packages. //Debian// derivatives like //Ubuntu// or //Mint// may have the same or similar packages.