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Old 03-27-2009, 09:11 AM   #1
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Booting from a flashdrive

I have been trying to boot Fedora 8 from a flashdrive on a virtual machine and I am not having any luck. I get to the intial setup for linux and then it freezes up and will not continue...I tried reloading the os on my flashdrive and also reloading virtual 2007.
Old 03-27-2009, 12:11 PM   #2
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Try this product, it is easy to use and fairly straightforward.

As a disclaimer, I have had mixed results. I believe this is due to driver issues with certain combination of hardware and driver problems.

Notably we made one key that would boot Fedora 10 (created from a liveCD iso) to an older Dell laptop, but my Dell Optiplex 320 desktop would crash midway through boot. It did that when I tried the LiveCD from a CD though also, so in that case apparently the LiveCD didn't like my Bios or something.

Anyway, this seems to be a bit on the Voodoo Computing side of things atm.
Old 05-26-2009, 04:49 AM   #3
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Which virtual machine and does the flashdrive work on a 'real' machine? As far as usb creators go Knoppix is the only one that has worked for me.


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