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Old 05-27-2010, 02:28 AM   #1
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Can i use USB drive to boot Fedora13 live?


I have downloaded the live iso and i was wondering if i could use usb drive (8GB) as a boot instead of burning a disk?

If yes then please guide me how?
 
Old 05-27-2010, 04:20 AM   #2
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I have downloaded the live iso and i was wondering if i could use usb drive (8GB) as a boot instead of burning a disk?

If yes then please guide me how?

Ofcoarse you can.... you could use UNETBOOTIN program to copy to a usb stick but I find it to be a bit hit or miss... here is a much more reliable way to do it....

go here
http://moblin.org/documentation/test...lin-live-image

find "imagewriter" download link... and rightclick and savelinkas to your Desktop. Then follow this guide...


Linux Instructions

Be sure the USB drive is unmounted before proceeding. Some Linux distributions auto mount the USB drive when it is inserted, which can cause corruption when writing.

# umount <usb-drive> (or right click on the mounted usbdrive and unmount it)

* Image Writer (recommended, requires Python >=2.4)
Image Writer is a small python executable script that detects your USB drive and writes the image to it. The advantage of using image writer is that it will not inadvertently overwrite your system hard drive. Download Image Writer

# cd <directory with downloaded image-writer file>
# chmod a+x ./image-writer
# ./image-writer <image file>
 
Old 05-27-2010, 07:26 AM   #3
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Hi Symon,

I am thankful for your support. I am using Windows Vist and would like to install fedora 13 as a dual os on my laptop. The method you have told me to opt, would that work in my case?
 
Old 05-27-2010, 07:30 AM   #4
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hey hulk321
you could also use Fedora's own usb creator
which will also let you have a persistent usb if you want

https://fedorahosted.org/liveusb-creator/
 
Old 05-27-2010, 09:14 AM   #5
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Linus,

I have installed the software and seems pretty straight forward. It is creating live image. thanks for your help. i shall update you after rebooting
 
Old 05-27-2010, 10:23 AM   #6
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Hi Symon,

I am thankful for your support. I am using Windows Vist and would like to install fedora 13 as a dual os on my laptop. The method you have told me to opt, would that work in my case?
ahhh sorry... I assumed you already used some form of linux.... Like I said you could use a program called "unetbootin" if the current suggestion doesn't work out

cheers
kaddy
 
Old 05-27-2010, 10:46 AM   #7
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Yes, it has worked smoothly. Thanks for your support!
 
  


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