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Old 05-21-2011, 01:57 AM   #1
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Unhappy using an USB instead of a DVD to create an ISO image


I just downloaded the FEDORA iso image file. Naturally, the next step is to create a DVD. The problem is I'm using a mininetbook hith no DVD unit and I have not an external one, so I think I can use the USB as an alternative, but I just don't find how to in the documentation, and the applications to burn DVD's dont have the option... how can I do this???

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Old 05-21-2011, 01:59 AM   #2
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Hello,

Here is a guide on how to do this on the Fedora website: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora...a_physical_DVD

Cheers and good luck!

Josh
 
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Old 05-21-2011, 02:04 AM   #3
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You can do a USB install:

check this LINK

and

HERE

IF YOU ARE NOW USING WINDOWS, TRY THIS

Those are all I can find on it, But hopefully they will shed light onto your problem. Sooner or later someone else will come in here with more direct information, But until then, enjoy the reading. Good luck!
 
Old 05-21-2011, 02:39 AM   #4
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To Hevithan - Sorry to bust your bubble, but the first link that you provided links to the same page that I posted, five minutes before you posted. Next time, please look ahead and don't rush your posts. Also, by looking at your other posts within the past 20 minutes, it seems as you are just going to google and copying and pasting links straight from the search results, without doing too much research. We all do appreciate your efforts, but try to give more helpful posts if you can. I posted the link because it is easier to post a guide, rather than tell the OP what to do, step by step, which would take up so much time. What all makes the whole difference is that I understand why and how every single command operates, and I can explain certain steps if the OP needs an explanation. On the other hand, you need to be ready to answer those types of questions, and you also need to understand why, how, and the reasoning behind the commands. I am not bashing on you whatsoever, I am really trying to help you out.

Cheers, and good luck posting and helping out!

Josh
 
Old 05-21-2011, 02:52 AM   #5
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To Hevithan - Sorry to bust your bubble, but the first link that you provided links to the same page that I posted, five minutes before you posted. Next time, please look ahead and don't rush your posts. Also, by looking at your other posts within the past 20 minutes, it seems as you are just going to google and copying and pasting links straight from the search results, without doing too much research. We all do appreciate your efforts, but try to give more helpful posts if you can. I posted the link because it is easier to post a guide, rather than tell the OP what to do, step by step, which would take up so much time. What all makes the whole difference is that I understand why and how every single command operates, and I can explain certain steps if the OP needs an explanation. On the other hand, you need to be ready to answer those types of questions, and you also need to understand why, how, and the reasoning behind the commands. I am not bashing on you whatsoever, I am really trying to help you out.

Cheers, and good luck posting and helping out!

Josh
No bashing or bursting taken. I posted those as they where USB install oriented, Though you are right, I didn't read through them as much as quickly run down the first paragraph. and I didn't mean to post the same link, When I hit reply you hadn't posted yet (guess you just type faster) ... I am working on figuring out what all the commands do and why(and figure by posting and/or trying them I am doing alright), and unless I am sure have been trying to state clearly that I A)have not tried it B)Found it on google -or- C)Have heard mention of it from someone else. I do understand that you are looking out for both me, and other people getting dug into deeper problems by me recommending actions I can't help them backtrack from, and am not in the slightest offended or put off by it, As it makes perfect sense. In future posts I will try to stick more to things I have a firmer grasp of, or at least make it clear that they can find the same things I did rather easily.



and on a more defensive note ... Not all my posts in the past 20 minutes are google links :-P
 
Old 05-21-2011, 02:56 AM   #6
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No bashing or bursting taken. I posted those as they where USB install oriented, Though you are right, I didn't read through them as much as quickly run down the first paragraph. and I didn't mean to post the same link, When I hit reply you hadn't posted yet (guess you just type faster) ... I am working on figuring out what all the commands do and why(and figure by posting and/or trying them I am doing alright), and unless I am sure have been trying to state clearly that I A)have not tried it B)Found it on google -or- C)Have heard mention of it from someone else. I do understand that you are looking out for both me, and other people getting dug into deeper problems by me recommending actions I can't help them backtrack from, and am not in the slightest offended or put off by it, As it makes perfect sense. In future posts I will try to stick more to things I have a firmer grasp of, or at least make it clear that they can find the same things I did rather easily.

and on a more defensive note ... Not all my posts in the past 20 minutes are google links :-P
The fact that you understand means the most to me. Thanks for that, I really mean that. And as far as that last part, it was a figure of speech

Cheers,

Josh
 
Old 05-21-2011, 03:04 AM   #7
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The fact that you understand means the most to me. Thanks for that, I really mean that. And as far as that last part, it was a figure of speech

Cheers,

Josh
Note the tongue sticky face ... My last part was an attempt at humor.

Now as long as we've already hijacked this thread for our shenanigans ... I have a Fedora question:

Say I got Fedora on a USB and wanted to do a dual install. My drive is already set to have my Dreamlinux on it. The whole thing. If I were to do an install so I could have both fedora and Dreamlinux, Would it re-partition and if so would I lose data or suffer any kind of loss?
 
Old 05-21-2011, 03:11 AM   #8
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Hello joewill and Welcome to LinuxQuestions,

Looking forward to your participation in the forums. Other LQ users have already pointed you in the right directions to find an answer to your problem, although they failed to properly welcome you. I apologize on their behalf.

@Hevithan: please don't hijack this thread with a question you have. Please open a new thread for it so that your problem/question gets the attention it deserves.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
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Old 05-21-2011, 05:22 AM   #9
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Hi,

since you are using linux now UNetBootin is a good program to use to load the iso on the usb.

Fore dualbooting use gparted or fdisk to make space and new partitions. It can be messy and be careful so you do not erase some data. Best is to make a backup of all data you really need to save before messing with these programs.

Good luck
 
Old 05-21-2011, 04:13 PM   #10
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See pendrivelinux.com for many how-to's.

One is a way to use grub4dos to boot directly into an iso on a flash.
 
Old 05-29-2011, 11:15 PM   #11
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Hello,

Here is a guide on how to do this on the Fedora website: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora...a_physical_DVD

Cheers and good luck!

Josh

Hi Josh

I'm just reading the guide you kindly provide. I will soon try it and hope you'll be there for any questions I should have.

Thanks
 
Old 05-29-2011, 11:18 PM   #12
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I tried some options.... din't work

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You can do a USB install:

check this LINK

and

HERE

IF YOU ARE NOW USING WINDOWS, TRY THIS

Those are all I can find on it, But hopefully they will shed light onto your problem. Sooner or later someone else will come in here with more direct information, But until then, enjoy the reading. Good luck!

I can tell you i have tried several options from windows and ubuntu, but didn't work... I'm studing the guide provided...

CU
 
Old 05-29-2011, 11:28 PM   #13
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Thank you for your wellcoming

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Hello joewill and Welcome to LinuxQuestions,

Looking forward to your participation in the forums. Other LQ users have already pointed you in the right directions to find an answer to your problem, although they failed to properly welcome you. I apologize on their behalf.

@Hevithan: please don't hijack this thread with a question you have. Please open a new thread for it so that your problem/question gets the attention it deserves.

Kind regards,

Eric
Hi ERic (think we could be "talking" in spanish.... but it may be not so "Global" ... he he)
Thank you very much for your wellcoming.... Today it is like a new language to me, but I hope soon I will be taking advantage of linux strenght.

Regards
 
Old 05-29-2011, 11:36 PM   #14
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I tried some options.... din't work

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See pendrivelinux.com for many how-to's.

One is a way to use grub4dos to boot directly into an iso on a flash.
Hi Jefro and Kalleanka

I can tell you I tried Unetbootin from UBUNTU and Pendrive from WINDOWS. It seems to work ok, and they both extract the iso into the USB. I reboot from the USB and the installation started.... but it stoped at some point, dont remember exactly where... I think it was after verifying the Hard Drive..
I can tell you I tried Unetbootin from UBUNTU and Pendrive from WINDOWS. It seems to work ok, and they both extract the iso into the USB. I reboot from the USB and the installation started.... but it stoped at some point, dont remember exactly where... I think it was after verifying the Hard Drived. and it never continued after that.... I waited.... and then restarted all again, and again with the same results....

Regards
 
Old 05-29-2011, 11:38 PM   #15
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please check answer to Jefro and Kalleanka, if youŕe so kind....

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Hi Josh

I'm just reading the guide you kindly provide. I will soon try it and hope you'll be there for any questions I should have.

Thanks
Hi Josh


if youŕe so kind....please check my replay to Jefro and Kalleanka...

Thank you very much
 
  


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