USB installation of Fedora-17

Sonic get.sonic at
Mon Jun 4 14:01:27 UTC 2012

On 06/04/2012 07:27 PM, Sonic wrote:
> On 06/04/2012 01:57 AM, Timothy Murphy wrote:
>> 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? 
> Today I successfully installed F17 (x86_64) from a 4GB USB stick. I 
> dd'ed the DVD ISO image to /dev/sdb (and not sdb1).
> A couple of days back, when I tried it the first time, I accidentally 
> started dd-ing to sdb1. Then I aborted the process and then dd'ed to 
> sdb. It was mounting fine and all files were listed, but the PC won't 
> boot from it.
> I used a Sandisk Cruzer Blade drive which had some weird GPT partition 
> table for some apps that came with it. Anyway, I used 'parted' to 
> remove all partitions and create a new msdos partition table. 

Oops.. I forgot to mention that I first 'erased' the disk completely by 
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb

Took way too much time..


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