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

Thomas C Gilliard satellit at bendbroadband.com
Wed Apr 18 23:05:34 UTC 2012

I suppose since all that is installed on

  the /dev/sdb1 LIVE partition is

   LiveOS   - 130.4 MB
   syslinux   -  29.4 MB

   Properties: 159.9 MB used
                        5.2 GB  free
   Filesystem type:msdos

  the /dev/sdb2 LIVE-REPO contains a 2.5 GB .iso file.

   Properties: 2.5 GB used
                 168.9 MB free
   Filesystem type:msdos

It could be  much smaller.
Looks like a 4 GB USB should work well for this.

I did not use the graphical liveusb-creator to build this installer DVD 
USB however.

On 04/18/2012 03:24 PM, Eric Blake wrote:
> 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:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=798041

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