USB installation of Fedora-17

Gilboa Davara gilboad at
Mon Jun 4 10:14:59 UTC 2012

On Sun, Jun 3, 2012 at 11:27 PM, Timothy Murphy <gayleard at> wrote:
> Gilboa Davara wrote:
but they did not appear in /etc/udev/rules.d/ .
>> I dd'ed the full DVD (not the KDE LiveCD) into a 8GB USB and used to to
>> upgrade / fresh install F17 on multiple machines without issues. *
> First, apologies for posting to this newsgroup -
> I meant to aim for the fedora.general list.
> However, the systems I was installing were actually both Fedora-17/KDE,
> so I wasn't too far off.
> I used a very cheap 32GB USB stick -
> maybe that was the cause of my problems ...
> I started by dd-ing the DVD iso onto the single partition /dev/sdb1
> on the stick.
> For some reason this did not boot,
> so I deleted the partition (with fdisk)
> and dd-ed the iso onto /dev/sdb .
> Maybe that was my error?

You dd the image into the USB device.
The ISO already includes a (weird) partition table.
dd if=/xx/FedoraXXX.iso of=/dev/sdX bs=1M

You *may* need to select USB-CD (instead of USB-HDD) in your BIOS boot
menu to get it to boot.

- Gilboa

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