The problem with Pi (and frankly a lot of the low end ARM) is these things have incomplete UEFI bios etc. You currently need to really be working on one of the distro's designed for it (Which is likely fine for your use case). ARM and our engineers are working on this though..
Good point. Definitely an issue. Ubuntu, which is what we use, does make for them at least.
@travisdh1 bs=4k is read and writes up to bytes at a time. Spinning off of yours, this is how I write mine.
sudo dd if=/home/user/Downloads/filename of=/dev/sdc bs=1M status=progress
status=progress gives you a nice little progress output without having to pipe it into anything.
So this isn't something @travisdh1 would want to build and leave around?
Maybe in someone else's house. I haven't jumped on the automated assistant thing yet, I'm still quite leery of having something like that in the house.... yes, I know I carry one around in my pocket with the phone. Doesn't mean I use it.
Also doesn't mean you want yet another one reporting everything you say to the NSA.
@dafyre Are you sure you don't wear a tin foil hat as well? ;)
*quickly whips something shiney and metallic looking behind his back*
Who? Me. Never! *coughs to cover the sound of crumbled up tin foil landing in the trash can*