Writing to an USB stick on Fedora 19

Roger arelem at bigpond.com
Tue Dec 3 01:31:35 UTC 2013

On 12/03/2013 03:43 AM, Paul W. Frields wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 02, 2013 at 02:11:13PM +0100, Florian Weimer wrote:
>> What's the correct way to write an image to a USB stick?  I don't
>> write to it while any file systems are mounted.  Mounting happens
>> automatically when I plug in the stick, and if I click "Eject" in
>> the GNOME notification, the /dev/sdb block device assigned to the
>> stick is still present, but dead—the open system call fails with
>> I've got a fairly default Fedora 19 installation, running GNOME in
>> Classic Mode, still running the 3.11.6-201.fc19.x86_64 kernel.
>> (Right now, I overwrite the start of the stick with zeros while the
>> system is mounted, sync, unplug, and the plug it in again, for the
>> actual write operation, but that can't be the right thing to do.)
> You can use the GNOME Disks tool to do this, I believe.  It not only
> supports mount/umount operations but has a Restore Disk operation
> available in the "tools" menu for each disk or partition.
Gnome Disks Tool - that's how I do it, It's never failed and I've done 
several Fedora 19 installs from USB stick.
I leave the iso on the stick and use the stick to save other apps and 
data but the ISO still works.

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