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Old 11-04-2010, 07:12 AM   #1
prabhatsoni
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livecd-tools created usb flash disk not booting


Hello friends,

My DVD drive has gone bad and with new Fedora 14 just launched I decided to install the same through the usb flash disk.

First I used dd:
dd if=/home/prabhat/Download/Fedora-14-i386.iso of=/dev/sdb

It went on nicely and copied the iso nicely. But I could not boot with it.


Second time I tried livecd-tools:
livecd-iso-to-disk /home/prabhat/Download/Fedora-14-i386.iso /dev/sdb1

It went on nicely, and finally declared something like - usb disk is not live .... But here again when I tried to boot it says MISSING OS.
I checked the contents of the flash disk. It contained raw DVD iso image, one images directory, one syslinux directory. I checked the contents of the images directory, and I found it had the install.img.
And yes, the /dev/sdb1 is bootable.

What is the problem here ?


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Old 11-04-2010, 07:24 AM   #2
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Go to the Ubuntu download page.

http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download

Step two has a utility to create a bootable USB flashdrive. It should work with any bootable ISO image.
 
Old 11-04-2010, 04:37 PM   #3
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Doesn't sound right.

Why not use Fedora's liveusbcreator instead?

See pendrivelinux.com for other help on usb flash installs.

As with all usb flash drives you may have to fool with it to get it to be bootable.
 
Old 11-05-2010, 05:21 AM   #4
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I had tried liveusb-creator also but it works with live images only. Using this I was able to create a live usb flash disk from a fedora-13 live CD iso image.
When I tried liveusb-creator with Fedora-14-i386-DVD.iso, it exited saying something like "no live OS found"


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