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Old 05-24-2012, 07:50 AM   #1
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iso download is a directory not a file


I have downloaded "Fedora-16-x86_64-Live-KDE.iso" and it has landed as a directory. I want to make a live USB stick but when I try to use the included script it complains that it is a directory. Does anyone know a way out of this?

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Old 05-24-2012, 08:00 AM   #2
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How did you download it? Via bittorrent?
 
Old 05-24-2012, 10:20 AM   #3
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yes indeed.

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Old 05-24-2012, 01:18 PM   #4
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Maybe your bittorrent downloader messed up something... Is that directory empty?
If so, try redownloading a torrent from the Fedora torrent server.
 
Old 05-24-2012, 02:12 PM   #5
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yes that was the sorce i used. The directory seems to contain the right sort of files - 3 more directories : EFI, isolinux, LiveOS and a file called GPL. The isolinux and LiveOS directories contain some .img files.

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and a file called GPL
that is the gpl license

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The isolinux and LiveOS directories contain some .img files.
those are the disk images
you might want to read the fedora documentation and install guide
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/index.html
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/...ide/index.html
 
Old 05-24-2012, 08:35 PM   #7
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OK thanks - that should shut me up for quite a while! However a very quick scan does not reveal how to deal with my problem. The script "live-cd-iso-to-disk" included in the LiveCD directory when used as described in its "help" bails out with the message "Fedora-16-x86_64-Live-KDE.iso is a directory".

I was hoping maybe someone had successfully used this method to make a USB stick install.

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Old 05-24-2012, 09:17 PM   #8
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for a usb install read the instructions in the install instructions for making a bootable usb thumb
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/...NIX_Linux.html
 
Old 05-25-2012, 12:32 AM   #9
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thanks for reply John VV

I have already read that page and tried some of the methods. I have not yet given the dd method a go because i wanted to use the overlay feature to give me a persistent installation.

Even if I use dd I suspect that the directory structure may not be set up correctly for booting the device.

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Old 06-01-2012, 08:30 AM   #10
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i have downloaded a new iso and it works fine using dd to copy it to my flash drive. I have no idea what was wrong with the first try which came over as a directory dot iso.

Using dd however, i cant make a persistent live image. I wonder if its possible to download the fedora live usb creator to my current live fedora system and create another version with persistence.

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