Bootable usb stick with the fedora install

JD jd1008 at
Sat Apr 2 21:32:05 UTC 2011

On 04/02/2011 01:30 PM, mike cloaked wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 2, 2011 at 7:49 PM, mattias<mj at>  wrote:
>> Yes I try to put the installer on the stick
>> I do
>> Dd if=cdimage.iso of=/dev/sdb
>> Like the page says
>> I don't have the link now
> I have never had much luck with that dd method.  I do the following
> and have not had any problems with this method since I started using
> it a year or two back:
> First I plug the usbstick in - and check the device name by looking at
> /var/log/messages - let's say the device is seen to be /dev/sdb1.
> Then *as root* I do the following (the # is the root prompt so the
> command is after the "# ":
> # umount /dev/sdb1
> # livecd-iso-to-disk  --reset-mbr
> /home/mike/Documents/install_stuff/f14-beta/Fedora-14-Beta-i386-DVD.iso
> /dev/sdb1
> If you have an oddball file structure on the stick you can reformat it
> at the same time by adding the "--format" flag to the above command
> (without the quotes of course)
> Amend the path to the iso file to suit the location and name of your
> install iso, and the correct device name for your stick.
> This needs the livecd-tools package installed so ensure it is there
> before you start.
> This works flawlessly for me in f14, and it did in f13 also. When I
> boot from the stick it just boots to the installer and off I go.
That's exactly what I would recommend. It has always worked!!
Just be sure you have done:

yum -y install livecd-tools

otherwise, you will not find the command



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