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tron_thomas 06-30-2011 11:09 PM

Making bootable USB flash drive to install Linux
 
I have an Intel Core2 Duo system that I want to upgrade from Fedora 12 to Fedora 14. I have downloaded the DVD iso for Fedora 14, however, I do not want to burn a DVD for installation, and would like to be able to perform the upgrade from a USB flash drive.

Where can I find information that will explain how to make a bootable flash drive that can install Fedora 14?

dEnDrOn 06-30-2011 11:51 PM

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Originally Posted by tron_thomas (Post 4400965)
I have an Intel Core2 Duo system that I want to upgrade from Fedora 12 to Fedora 14. I have downloaded the DVD iso for Fedora 14, however, I do not want to burn a DVD for installation, and would like to be able to perform the upgrade from a USB flash drive.

Where can I find information that will explain how to make a bootable flash drive that can install Fedora 14?

How to create and use Live USB
there are also ubuntu and opensuse guides that are also very helping.....

GlennsPref 06-30-2011 11:52 PM

Hi, unetbootin

I've read does this...

Have a read and see if it is what you want.

http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

Cheers Glenn

smoker 06-30-2011 11:54 PM

You will have issues upgrading from F12 to F14 due to the boot partition size having been increased since F13. If you want stress free upgrades in the future, I suggest a full clean install now.

ArfaSmif 07-01-2011 03:07 AM

Fedora has a live usb creator (liveusb-creator) program which will do perfectly. First install it on your F12 machine (if you can) and away you go.

jefro 07-01-2011 04:28 PM

See pendrivelinux.com for many examples and programs.

Wayne Sallee 07-01-2011 05:40 PM

Here is a quick and dirty way that I've used:
dd if=mandriva-linux-one-2010.2-GNOME-europe1-americas-cdrom-i586.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=2048 conv=sync,notrunc

The above example is with Mandriva, but I've done the same thing with fedora.

If you look at the memory stick after this it may tell you that it has not been formated correctly, but it boots up like a cd. It's a very simple way to burn a cd image to a memory stick.

Wayne Sallee
Wayne@WayneSallee.com

tron_thomas 07-01-2011 10:46 PM

Before posting, I had tried liveusb-creator and that did not seem to work for me. It would not copy the ISO I specified. I forget exactly what happened.

Also I had tried following the steps on this website. Despite completing everything I think needed to be done the boot process would not detect any operating system.

I tried using unetbootin to copy the image, and it claimed there was not enough space on the drive (it is a 4 Gigabyte drive), even though I was able to fit everything when I followed the step on the web site listed above.

I plan to get a larger drive this weekend and I will try unetbootin again.

dEnDrOn 07-02-2011 03:23 AM

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Originally Posted by tron_thomas (Post 4402115)
I tried using unetbootin to copy the image, and it claimed there was not enough space on the drive (it is a 4 Gigabyte drive), even though I was able to fit everything when I followed the step on the web site listed above.

I plan to get a larger drive this weekend and I will try unetbootin again.

as u said you have downloaded fedora dvd iso....so it is obvious that it will not be sufficient to use a 4GB drive(it actually is 3.9GB something).....
please get at least 5GB drive to make it bootable with fedora iso

tron_thomas 07-02-2011 11:15 AM

The 32-bit version of Fedora 14 was 3.3 Gigabtyes, so it seems that it might fit on a 4 Gigabyte hard drive. I was able to copy the contents of the image onto the drive following the steps from the web site. So, it seems like the image might have fit on the drive depending on what else needed to be done with the drive.

I just got an 8 Gigabyte drive, which should be more that sufficient.

tron_thomas 07-02-2011 04:43 PM

I used unetbootin with the 8 Gigabyte flash drive and the system is now booting into the Fedora 14 installer. I'm encountering an error during the installation that is preventing the upgrade. However, that is orthogonal to this thread which deals with trying to get my system to boot into the installation program. As that is happening, I would consider this particular issue resolved, and I will post a different thread about the new installation.

Thanks everyone for your help.

tron_thomas 07-02-2011 05:18 PM

Despite the fact this issue is resolved, it appears that I am not allowed to start a new thread to address my new problem, and I'm forced to continue it here.

I have the system booting off the USB drive into the Fedora 14 installer. I get to a screen concerning the boot loader. I use GRUB to dual boot the system between a Fedora and Windows 7. I select the upgrade option for the boot loader and after clicking Next, I'm presented with this error message:

Quote:

Missing ISO 9660 Image

The installer had tried to mount image #1, but cannot find it on the hard drive.

Please copy this image to the drive and click Retry. Click Exit to abort the installation.
What is needed to resolve this issue so the installer can proceed properly and perform the upgrade?

dEnDrOn 07-02-2011 08:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tron_thomas (Post 4402865)
Despite the fact this issue is resolved, it appears that I am not allowed to start a new thread to address my new problem, and I'm forced to continue it here.

I have the system booting off the USB drive into the Fedora 14 installer. I get to a screen concerning the boot loader. I use GRUB to dual boot the system between a Fedora and Windows 7. I select the upgrade option for the boot loader and after clicking Next, I'm presented with this error message:



What is needed to resolve this issue so the installer can proceed properly and perform the upgrade?

i think this thread will sort your problem.

Wayne Sallee 07-03-2011 05:41 AM

What iso did you put on the memory stick, and what method did you use?

Wayne Sallee
Wayne@WayneSallee.com

tron_thomas 07-03-2011 11:03 AM

I put the 32-bit version of the Fedora 14 DVD ISO onto a thumb drive using unetbootin.


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