8 GB USB with DVD: formatted as GPT with 4 GB partition fat /dev/sdb1 2nd 4 GB left,unformatted

Eric Blake eblake at redhat.com
Wed Apr 18 22:24:27 UTC 2012

On 04/18/2012 03:51 PM, Thomas Gilliard wrote:
> I just did a sucessful install to an external USB HD using a USB of 
> Fedora-17-Beta-x86_64-DVD.iso
> -It only used the Install Repo on the DVD(USB)
> ./tools_livecd-iso-to-disk.sh --format --reset-mbr
> Fedora-17-Beta-x86_64-DVD.iso /dev/sdb1
> 1-)needed an 8GB USB formatted GPT format with /dev/sdb1 formatted fat
> in disk-utility
> 2-)only 4GB was formatted label:LIVE and 4GB was left unformatted
> 3-)a second partition was created by anaconda labeled LIVE-REPO (with
> Fedora 17 Beta-x86-64-DVD.iso inside)
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=811412#c22

Another issue with 8GB USB sticks is that liveusb-creator won't let you
use their full capacity:


Eric Blake   eblake at redhat.com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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