I've been trying a few different ways to build a bootable usb from (manjnaro xfce 20.0.3 minimal
What I tried:
anonymous@anonymous:~$ sudo dd bs=4M if=/home/anonymous/Downloads/manjaro-xfce-20.0.3-minimal-200606-linux56.iso of=/dev/sdb status=progress && sync 23383244800 bytes (23 GB, 22 GiB) copied, 1267 s, 18.5 MB/s 5577+1 records in 5577+1 records out 23393615872 bytes (23 GB, 22 GiB) copied, 1877.66 s, 12.5 MB/s
It seems wrong to me that this would have resulted in 22Go. I'd expect the bootable image on the to be a 2-3Go. I created a Linux Mint bootable recently and Ubuntu 20.04 bootable of those sizes. The above USB also didn't boot - didn't show up in the boot menu. I then plugged it back the existing OS (mint) and it showed no files with ls. So that didn't work.
I'm on Mint (or Ubuntu), so Rufus or the other windows software mentioned in the docs aren't an option. If I try to use Startup Disk Creator (Ubuntu's iso managemnet UI) then it reconizes my Ubuntu & Mint ISO as sources, but not Manjaro's....
So.... what an am I doing wrong? Why is both startup creator and DD not working? What would the correct dd command be if the above is wrong, or is the download for minimal somehow not working?
EDIT: on Mint, I have also tried building the USB bootable with unetbootin. When I choose the USB bootable from the boot menu after that, I get:
error: unknown filesystem
Entering grub rescue mode...
That last attempt was with the full (not mimimal) version of Manjaro xcfe....