cannot boot from USB stick using boot.iso

JD jd1008 at
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.
For Debian:
1-  sudo apt-get install mtd-utils

    (On some older Debian/Ubuntu builds, you may need to install
    mtd-tools instead.) 

    crcimg is not packaged for Debian so you'll have to build it: 

         cd /tmp
         wget -c -ndH 
         tar xvf crcimg-1.1.tar.bz2
         sudo make -f install

2-  wget -c -ndH

3- sudo mv 

4- sudo /usr/bin/livecd-iso-to-disk --format --reset-mbr /tmp/boot.iso 

Assuming of course, your usb stick is /dev/sde

Be happy.
Have fun.

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