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Old 07-19-2009, 05:36 PM   #16
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No doubt
you must install syslinux to usb then your ready to go

see here using windows or fedora
( http://syslinux.zytor.com/wiki/index.php/SYSLINUX )

I suggest you do it from the fedora livcd
it's easier

have you installed syslinux to usb before?
if not, don't do it till you answer above
 
Old 07-19-2009, 05:41 PM   #17
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No doubt
you must install syslinux to usb then your ready to go

see here using windows or fedora
( http://syslinux.zytor.com/wiki/index.php/SYSLINUX )

I suggest you do it from the fedora livcd
it's easier

have you installed syslinux to usb before?
if not, don't do it till you answer above
OK thanks, but what do you mean bu don't do it till I answer above?
 
Old 07-19-2009, 05:46 PM   #18
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meaning if you haven't installed syslinux to usb before?
and you accidently install it to the mbr of your pc windows ain't gonna boot
till we fix it

so, have you installed syslinux to the usb before?
how does windows name the usb?
:F
or what?
 
Old 07-19-2009, 05:55 PM   #19
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SysLinux

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meaning if you haven't installed syslinux to usb before?
and you accidently install it to the mbr of your pc windows ain't gonna boot
till we fix it

so, have you installed syslinux to the usb before?
how does windows name the usb?
:F
or what?
Ok I don't think I installed syslinux to the usb before, if it was supposed to be downloaded from the website, so I am going to try doing this, but ok so I am using 7zip and where do I extract this to? I have a folder named syslinux on my USB Drive, but the folders in this archive are much different so please help. I am trying hard to do this.
 
Old 07-19-2009, 06:06 PM   #20
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I'm with you brother

now, it will be much easier to do from within the fedora livecd
can you boot up into the fed livecd?

fedora 11 already has syslinux installed

OH- which fedora cd are you using?
the reg Gnome livecd?
or the install dvd/cd?

I burned the lxde version to cd and installed to usb
using liveusb-creator
( http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Syste...ix-48481.shtml )

it runs much faster than the gnome/kde version from cd/usb
 
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I'm with you brother

now, it will be much easier to do from within the fedora livecd
can you boot up into the fed livecd?

fedora 11 already has syslinux installed

OH- which fedora cd are you using?
the reg Gnome livecd?
or the install dvd/cd?

I burned the lxde version to cd and installed to usb
using liveusb-creator
( http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Syste...ix-48481.shtml )

it runs much faster than the gnome/kde version from cd/usb
Well actually I used it from on my computer, not using any CD, I used one I got from the website but I am trying the one from the link you gave me.
I will be here, should I install the iso from the link you gave me to my hard drive?
 
Old 07-19-2009, 06:13 PM   #22
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what do you mean?
your gonna burn the lxde version to cd and install syslinux to usb
or what?
 
Old 07-19-2009, 06:21 PM   #23
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what do you mean?
your gonna burn the lxde version to cd and install syslinux to usb
or what?
OK wait, I'm stuck. Slow down for me. I have stuff on my USB drive. It has the stuff on it, what is the LXDE version exactly?
 
Old 07-19-2009, 06:22 PM   #24
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it's just a lighter-faster desktop
and less space on the usb

but, just boot the livecd you got and you can install syslinux
to usb fro there
 
Old 07-19-2009, 06:24 PM   #25
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OK, now that I know that, where do I extract the syslinux to on my USB drive? Do I just extract it to the existing syslinux folder?
 
Old 07-19-2009, 06:41 PM   #26
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no..no
syslinux is gonna install it for you
thru the terminal

basically, boot off the fedora 11 livecd
at desktop open a terminal
and type in
su

then stick in your usb
then type in
mount

it should look similar to this

Code:
[bz@localhost ~]$ su
[root@localhost bz]# mount
/dev/mapper/live-rw on / type ext4 (rw,noatime)
proc on /proc type proc (rw)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,rootcontext="system_u:object_r:tmpfs_t:s0")
none on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw)
/dev/sdb1 on /mnt/live type ext3 (rw)
varcacheyum on /var/cache/yum type tmpfs (rw,mode=0755,rootcontext="system_u:object_r:var_t:s0")
/tmp on /tmp type tmpfs (rw,rootcontext="system_u:object_r:tmp_t:s0")
vartmp on /var/tmp type tmpfs (rw,rootcontext="system_u:object_r:tmp_t:s0")
sunrpc on /var/lib/nfs/rpc_pipefs type rpc_pipefs (rw)
/dev/sdb2 on /media/disk type vfat (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=hal,shortname=mixed,uid=501,utf8,umask=077)
/dev/sdc1 on /media/disk-1 type vfat (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=hal,shortname=mixed,uid=501,utf8,umask=077)
[root@localhost bz]#
here is a fat32 2gb usb
/dev/sdc1 on /media/disk-1 type vfat

here is the 2 partition ext3/fat32 4gb usb I am booting fedora 11 from
/dev/sdb1 on /mnt/live type ext3 (rw)
/dev/sdb2 on /media/disk type vfat

so, if your usb is sdb1, for example
to install syslinux from terminal to usb that is sdb1

syslinux -sf /dev/sdb1

that's it
it could be sde1, sdf1, etc

just MAKE SURE IT'S NOT YOUR HD!

to really make sure
type in terminal, with usb in computer
as root (su)
fdisk -l
that's a little L
here's mine
with 2 usb's in
Code:
[root@localhost bz]# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 164.6 GB, 164696555520 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 20023 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1        9868    79264678+  83  Linux
/dev/sda2            9869       20023    81570037+   5  Extended
/dev/sda5           19741       20023     2273166   82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda6            9869       14877    40234729+  83  Linux
/dev/sda7           14878       19740    39062016   83  Linux

Partition table entries are not in disk order

Disk /dev/sdb: 4045 MB, 4045930496 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 491 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0005318e

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1   *           1         430     3453943+  83  Linux
/dev/sdb2             431         491      489982+   b  W95 FAT32

Disk /dev/sdc: 1999 MB, 1999568384 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 243 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000da4eb

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdc1   *           1         243     1951866    b  W95 FAT32
so, see, it says my hd is sda1, sda2, etc
usb's are sdb1, sdb2
and the 2gb is sdc1

so, it's easy from within fedora
 
Old 07-19-2009, 06:56 PM   #27
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Yeah but I don't have Fedora! I only have Windows XP. I am trying to get Fedora on the USB Drive. I have no live cd. I have an iso of a live CD, but it is not on a live CD,
 
Old 07-19-2009, 07:07 PM   #28
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OH,
ok
well, can you burn the iso to cd?

or you gotta install syslinux.exe

you downloaded newest syslinux didn't you?
there should be a exe in there named syslinux.exe

find that and follow this

Quote:
These are only available in the Windows version:

-m MBR: install a bootable MBR sector to the beginning of the drive.
-a Active: marks the partition used active (=bootable)
so, if windows sees your usb as z: drive
it would be
syslinux.exe -m -a -d /syslinux z:

you gotta do that thru the windows command line
what's it called?
I don't have windows anymore
 
Old 07-19-2009, 07:16 PM   #29
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wait
how did you install fedora to usb without
burning to cd?
 
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OH,
ok
well, can you burn the iso to cd?

or you gotta install syslinux.exe

you downloaded newest syslinux didn't you?
there should be a exe in there named syslinux.exe

find that and follow this



so, if windows sees your usb as z: drive
it would be
syslinux.exe -m -a -d /syslinux z:

you gotta do that thru the windows command line
what's it called?
I don't have windows anymore
OK, so I did that in Command Prompt, but It didn't work. So I examined syslinux, and I noticed that I installed the stuff but cannot find syslinux.exe, but I did search for it in Windows search, found it, but OK, I don't know what to do now. Do you have an answer?
 
  


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