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Old 06-23-2007, 03:25 PM   #1
cwere4
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How do i make a .img file into a bootable usb in windows xp so i can install fedora7


Basically I have a blank usb and the usb .img file for Fedora 7 downloaded off the website. I looked over some help files for help on how to make a .img file into a bootable usb in windows xp so i can install fedora 7 but they were faaaar too complicated for me to understand. I already know how to boot off it.

P.s. my situation is that i have a pc which has no cd-rom, dvd-rom, floppy disk drives and all I have on it is internet access and usb ports, if there is an easier way to install a main linux os onto it then please let me know.

Chris

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Old 06-23-2007, 07:12 PM   #2
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With windows you could use rawrite.exe, and from within linux dd would work.
http://www.tux.org/pub/dos/rawrite/
dd if=/path/to/.img of=/dev/fd0 <-- obviously change for your situation.

Either way would work, net install or usb. Obviously a net install has its own big drawbacks, especially if your net connection is shoddy.

Hope it helps some


Welcome to Linux Questions!

PS. I have never made a bootable usb device so I may not be completely correct in the above, I have used dd in the above manner to take .img files and create driver disks, so apologies if I am way off base there.

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Old 06-23-2007, 07:33 PM   #3
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you could use ubuntu's program called Wubi to put ubuntu on your computer without using a cd or floppy or usb

Last edited by AceofSpades19; 06-24-2007 at 12:17 PM.
 
Old 06-24-2007, 04:25 AM   #4
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Don't know if this site will help:

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/
 
Old 06-25-2007, 11:49 AM   #5
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Cheers guys. Helped alot.
 
  


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