install fedora via usb stick

Bill Davidsen davidsen at
Fri Dec 13 04:12:46 UTC 2013

Pasha R wrote:
> An issue I recently encountered: USB created with dd or LiveUSB creator might
> not boot on EFI systems. The only tool that worked for me was livecd-iso-to-disk
> with --efi option (required me to add --format, too, so it is destructive).
I thought the LiveCD had the appropriate UEFI stuff already, I have booted the 
CD on UEFI machines, so I didn't have to think about it. So far all the machines 
I use have worked with the dd to USB, although that doesn't give you persistent 

Been playing with fc20beta3 Live in just that way.

Don't forget untbootin as well, another tool to build USB.

> On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 10:21 AM, Ian Malone <ibmalone at
> <mailto:ibmalone at>> wrote:
>     On 11 December 2013 22:23, D. Hugh Redelmeier <hugh at
>     <mailto:hugh at>> wrote:
>      > The LiveUSB creator lets you
>      > 2) create a persistent store so changes you make on the live
>      > � �system will be there next time you boot.
>      > � �(But I've had some live USBs stop working, perhaps due to this.)
>      >
>     A persistent overlay is used to do this, but it isn't re-writeable: it
>     accumulates changes. Once you run out of space to record any more then
>     things go wrong. (There's an option in the command line tool, but not
>     LiveUSB, to add a home filesystem which is a normal loopback mount.)
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