Fwd: system -invalid argument 1m #### dd if=FreeBSD-11-RELEASE-amd64-memstick.img of=/dev/sdb1 bs=1M conv=sync

Warren Block wblock at wonkity.com
Fri Dec 30 20:38:51 UTC 2016

On Tue, 27 Dec 2016, Heikki Lindholm wrote:

> Needs to be
> dd ... bs=1000000
> Not every dd understands bs=1M

True, but in this case not quite the problem.  Note what the user said 
they typed ("1M") does not match the error message ("1m").

In short, Linux dd pretends to not understand a lower case "m" as 
megabytes.  Why Linux is strict here, I don't know.  FreeBSD's dd 
accepts upper or lower-case "m".

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