USB installation of Fedora-17

Gilboa Davara gilboad at
Mon Jun 4 12:28:01 UTC 2012

On Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 2:45 PM, Timothy Murphy <gayleard at> wrote:
> Gilboa Davara wrote:
>>> 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.
> Just to be clear.
> When I removed /dev/sdb1 (with fdisk) on the USB stick,
> and dd-ed to /dev/sdb exactly as you suggest,
> the laptop did boot and I was able to install on my laptop
> but the resulting system had only half-a-dozen modules installed
> (according to lsmod).
> I'm pretty sure the failure had something to do with grub2.
> I chose the custom layout, incidentally,
> as I wanted to keep Fedora-16 on another partition.

I think know what happened.
Are you sharing boot between F16 and F17 by any chance [1]?

- Gilboa

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