LinuxQuestions.org
Support LQ: Use code LQ3 and save $3 on Domain Registration
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 01-02-2013, 02:55 PM   #1
charithdula
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2013
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Having trouble installing linux from USB


HI everyone,
I have downloaded Fedora-16-i386-DVD.iso(not the live version) and I created a Live USB with it using Fedora live USB creator software.but when I boot it just shows a black screen with a cursor(I've made the usb as the first boot device).I tried to copy the files using dd command too but still no luck.Can somebody please tell me the reason for this?
My pen drive is 4GB and the iso file size is around 3.71.
PS: I've read all the Fedora manuals on booting from USB and they also didn't help.So pointing me to any of those manuals will not be of any help.

Last edited by charithdula; 01-02-2013 at 02:57 PM.
 
Old 01-02-2013, 03:22 PM   #2
corp769
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Apr 2005
Posts: 5,817

Rep: Reputation: 1002Reputation: 1002Reputation: 1002Reputation: 1002Reputation: 1002Reputation: 1002Reputation: 1002Reputation: 1002
Have you tried using the actual live-cd version from the Fedora site?
 
Old 01-02-2013, 03:34 PM   #3
charithdula
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2013
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Quote:
Originally Posted by corp769 View Post
Have you tried using the actual live-cd version from the Fedora site?
No, I haven't done that but the Fedora manuals that I read say that even the non-Live versions can be used to make a bootable USB.You know the iso file is around 4 GB and having to download the Live version again would be bit of a pain.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[SOLVED] Trouble installing Slackware 13.37 x64 to a USB drive spudgunner Slackware 4 07-05-2012 08:38 AM
Trouble installing drivers for wireless usb device in Backtrack 5 toneloc51 Linux - Networking 5 03-22-2012 10:49 PM
Trouble Installing Fedora 8 onto USB thumb drive ed_homeLinux Linux - General 6 12-17-2007 11:45 PM
having trouble installing Zonet ZEW2500P wireless usb adapter with ubuntu 6.10 thetenspeed Linux - Newbie 2 06-24-2007 05:11 PM
having trouble installing debian on external usb harddrive willigi Debian 4 11-14-2005 04:24 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:42 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration