cannot boot from USB stick using boot.iso
jd1008 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 11 02:57:16 UTC 2010
On 07/10/2010 07:43 PM, H.S. wrote:
> On 10/07/10 10:37 PM, JD wrote:
>> R U sure the iso is meant for an ext3 FS and not for a vfat FS?
> How does it matter? I mounted the iso as a loop device, mounted the USB
> stick, and copied over the files. While copying, it should not matter
> what file systems at both ends are, does it?
>> I have installed the boot.iso on a 1GB flash, using:
>> sudo /usr/bin/livecd-iso-to-disk --format --reset-mbr /tmp/boot.iso /dev/sde
>> and I was able to boot it in VirtualBox.
>> Of course you need to install livecd-tools-031-1.fc12.1.i686.rpm
>> in order to livecd-iso-to-disk
> That is, apparently, the crux of the problem. I am using Debian using
> Debian sources (repos) and I do not have this package available to me.
> In any case, it sort of beats the purpose since this requires Fedora
> already installed to install Fedora :(
> The sensible way, IMHO, is to have a method that work in a Linux based
> system of any flavor. Using dd is the way to do, but I am missing
> something here since it is not working for me.
1- sudo apt-get install mtd-utils
(On some older Debian/Ubuntu builds, you may need to install
crcimg is not packaged for Debian so you'll have to build it:
wget -c -ndH
tar xvf crcimg-1.1.tar.bz2
sudo make -f Makefile.build install
2- wget -c -ndH
3- sudo mv livecd-iso-to-disk.sh
4- sudo /usr/bin/livecd-iso-to-disk --format --reset-mbr /tmp/boot.iso
Assuming of course, your usb stick is /dev/sde
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