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Old 08-11-2007, 05:02 PM   #1
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Talking How to burn the iso into my USB


I bought a new lap top and i wanna try the new FC7 live cd version to see if it is compatible with my computer. Anyways, the thing is the iso is too big so it won't fit a normal cd so what i want to do is install it to a usb. I was reading the FC7 website and it said something about a livecd-creator tool but the thing is i need FC7 to run it which i think is just dumb, and i cannot find the same tool for FC6 which is what my other pc is running, what got me interested in that tool was that i didn't have to delete anything from i drive, so i suspect no formatting is involves. Anyhoo, thanks for your help
 
Old 08-11-2007, 05:56 PM   #2
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Nobody would ever make a live CD ISO that didn't fit on a CD, that would sort of defeat the purpose. The ISO itself is sometimes a bit larger than what the rated capacity of a CD-R/RW is, but it will still work.

That, or you are looking at DVD ISOs.
 
Old 08-11-2007, 06:18 PM   #3
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it is probably a dvd but either way i can't burn it because my cd won't burn dvds

update: i mounted the iso and then copied the files to the usb which was formated as a FAT32 FS
but when i plug it in and restart the machine i only get a msg saying 'remove the media and press any key'

i have two problems now, first one is that i cannot boot from the usb and the second one is that i can't find the any key!! ok j/k about that. is there anyway i can install the iso to the usb, it seems that the error is because only copying the files like that won't work i guess?

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Old 08-12-2007, 02:10 AM   #4
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You need to specially prepare the USB key using a tool called 'syslinux' in order to prepare a USB-compatible boot loader.
 
Old 08-12-2007, 12:38 PM   #5
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can you provide me with a link that shows me how to do it step by step ?
 
Old 08-12-2007, 12:54 PM   #6
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Though this page talks about Ubuntu, it should apply to any distro equally:
http://learn.clemsonlinux.org/wiki/U...from_USB_drive
 
Old 08-13-2007, 04:03 AM   #7
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I bought a new lap top and i wanna try the new FC7 live cd version to see if it is compatible with my computer. Anyways, the thing is the iso is too big so it won't fit a normal cd so what i want to do is install it to a usb. I was reading the FC7 website and it said something about a livecd-creator tool but the thing is i need FC7 to run it which i think is just dumb, and i cannot find the same tool for FC6 which is what my other pc is running, what got me interested in that tool was that i didn't have to delete anything from i drive, so i suspect no formatting is involves. Anyhoo, thanks for your help
I had the same problem... I used Nero and I burned the image on a DVD...
 
Old 08-13-2007, 04:08 AM   #8
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If you only want to try it out for a start, get QEMU and install the OS as a virtual one; you can do it using the image file.

The advices on how to install a distribution onto an USB disk may vary a bit depending on who has written them, but with a little tweaking they should do for most distributions. Still it's more hazzle than just going to a store and bying a disc. Or bying a DVD+-RW drive, they're not that expensive nowadays..

I still recommend QEMU.
 
Old 08-13-2007, 04:45 AM   #9
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You can try with grub.
hack the isolinux.cfg and translate it to a grub's menu.lst after You have installed GRUB to USB Flash's MBR
 
Old 08-14-2007, 07:32 PM   #10
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i followed the ubuntu step by step guide, but there are too many discrepancies so it is not possible to do it, is there no link for fedora anywhere online ?
 
Old 08-14-2007, 08:14 PM   #11
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You might try something like this: http://movingparts.net/2004/11/09/in...sb-thumbdrive/
 
  


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