Boot Fedora from USB

Mikkel mikkel at
Fri Aug 20 00:12:39 UTC 2010

On 08/19/2010 11:14 AM, Stephen Gallagher wrote:
> On 08/19/2010 12:05 PM, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
>> On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 11:00:50 -0500,
>>   Felipe Furini Soares <felipefurini at> wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> I have Ubuntu 10.04 and i would like to create a USB live to try Fedora,
>>> does any one know a programme that can help me to boot Fedora from my USB
>>> sticker?
>> Install livecd-tools. You can then use /usr/bin/livecd-iso-to-disk to convert live iso
>> images to work with usb devices. You can also have an encrypted home directory
>> and some space for doing updates to the OS if you want.
> Even easier would be to use (as root):
> dd if=/path/to/livecd.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=2k
> (Substitute the appropriate path to the ISO and the correct device for
> your *unmounted* USB stick). Note that this is a destructive process and
> will completely rewrite your USB stick.
Have you actually done this successfully? I thought the boot loader
location was different on a CD and a hard drive. Or will your BIOS
let you define a USB stick as a USB CD-ROM drive?


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