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doppel.ganger
September 10th, 2011, 02:06 AM
How would I make a Fedora 15 USB stick in Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 1? Is it even possible?

-DG

wojox
September 10th, 2011, 02:07 AM
unetbootin will let you do it. DD command as well. Unless your looking for persistence.

doppel.ganger
September 10th, 2011, 02:08 AM
What do you mean, looking for persistence?

P05TMAN
September 10th, 2011, 02:09 AM
You could always go the easy route an d check out pendrivelinux.com. I think there is a linux download for that program.

wojox
September 10th, 2011, 02:09 AM
Do you want a flash drive you can save random files on and the next time you load it they will be there?

P05TMAN
September 10th, 2011, 02:11 AM
What do you mean, looking for persistence?

Persistence allows you to save changes to the live usb without actually having installed Linux to hard disk, if I'm not mistaken

haqking
September 10th, 2011, 02:18 AM
see here https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LiveUsbPendrivePersistent

probably can be modified to suit Fedora, if not will explain peristence etc.

doppel.ganger
September 10th, 2011, 02:18 AM
As long as I can run it live and install it. I guess that's persistence.

wojox
September 10th, 2011, 02:20 AM
As long as I can run it live and install it. I guess that's persistence.

Sure if you want to run it live then dd or unetbootin will do it.

doppel.ganger
September 10th, 2011, 02:24 AM
What's dd?

wojox
September 10th, 2011, 02:26 AM
What's dd?

Only one of the most awesome commands ever created. DD command (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dd_(Unix))

doppel.ganger
September 10th, 2011, 02:33 AM
How would I use it to install Fedora installer + Live to a stick?

wojox
September 10th, 2011, 02:42 AM
How would I use it to install Fedora installer + Live to a stick?

You should probably download unetbootin from the repo's and use it.
DD can be a little tricky (and dangerous).

Don't you have the Fedora-15 iso?

haqking
September 10th, 2011, 02:55 AM
everything you need is here http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_to_create_and_use_Live_USB

it is if you are on Fedora, but you can still use unetbootin in ubuntu

2F4U
September 10th, 2011, 07:57 AM
I never had a problem putting a Fedora liveCD with dd on a USB stick. However, you need a running Linux to be able to use dd.

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_to_create_and_use_Live_USB#Using_dd_for_a_dire ct_copy

From a Windows machine, I used to use Fedora liveusb-creator

https://fedorahosted.org/liveusb-creator/

lisati
September 10th, 2011, 08:01 AM
Thread moved to Other OS/Distro Talk.

pierreyy
September 10th, 2011, 11:27 AM
hey!

there is an .exe program called yumi if you have wine itll run it fine... you download the .iso file from wherever and you use the program to make your usb bootable... good luck!

doppel.ganger
September 10th, 2011, 12:11 PM
Do I need to first
thomas@Thomas-Dell-DE051:~$ cd ~/Downloads/Fedora-15-i686-Live-KDE
thomas@Thomas-Dell-DE051:~/Downloads/Fedora-15-i686-Live-KDE$ isohybrid Fedora-15-i686-Live-KDE.iso
thomas@Thomas-Dell-DE051:~/Downloads/Fedora-15-i686-Live-KDE$
Then do dd?

doppel.ganger
September 10th, 2011, 12:12 PM
Cuz I already did :)

I downloaded Fedora-15-i686-Live-KDE.iso if that helps.

haqking
September 10th, 2011, 12:14 PM
Do I need to first
thomas@Thomas-Dell-DE051:~$ cd ~/Downloads/Fedora-15-i686-Live-KDE
thomas@Thomas-Dell-DE051:~/Downloads/Fedora-15-i686-Live-KDE$ isohybrid Fedora-15-i686-Live-KDE.iso
thomas@Thomas-Dell-DE051:~/Downloads/Fedora-15-i686-Live-KDE$Then do dd?


There is a step-by-step tutorial link in my post #14 above

doppel.ganger
September 10th, 2011, 12:52 PM
thomas@Thomas-Dell-DE051:~$ cd ~/Downloads/Fedora-15-i686-Live-KDE
thomas@Thomas-Dell-DE051:~/Downloads/Fedora-15-i686-Live-KDE$ isohybrid Fedora-15-i686-Live-KDE.iso
thomas@Thomas-Dell-DE051:~/Downloads/Fedora-15-i686-Live-KDE$ sudo dd if=Fedora-15-i686-Live-KDE.iso of=/dev/sdb1 bs=8M
[sudo] password for thomas:
86+1 records in
86+1 records out
725614592 bytes (726 MB) copied, 115.253 s, 6.3 MB/s
thomas@Thomas-Dell-DE051:~/Downloads/Fedora-15-i686-Live-KDE$
Hoping this works...

doppel.ganger
September 10th, 2011, 12:53 PM
BTW, what does that last part, bs=8m mean?

haqking
September 10th, 2011, 12:54 PM
[QUOTE=doppel.ganger;11237233]BTW, what does that last part, bs=8m mean?[/QUOT

bs = bytes

see

man dd

doppel.ganger
September 10th, 2011, 01:05 PM
Uh oh... What'd I do?

cpatrick08
September 10th, 2011, 04:02 PM
Uh oh... What'd I do?
just use unetbootin much simpler and it will fix your problem

doppel.ganger
September 10th, 2011, 04:38 PM
Downloaded Unetbootin. Hoping this will work... Downloaded from the Pendrive Linux website through the terminal commands...

doppel.ganger
September 10th, 2011, 04:42 PM
Aaarrrggghhh!!!

haqking
September 10th, 2011, 04:44 PM
Aaarrrggghhh!!!


hate to refer to this for the third time now but are you following the instructions here:

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_to_create_and_use_Live_USB

if so where are you getting stuck ?

doppel.ganger
September 10th, 2011, 04:49 PM
The LiveUSB creator is for Fedora only!
"Download the LiveUSB Creator program from http://fedorahosted.org/liveusb-creator if you're on Windows, or install on your Linux system using PackageKit or yum."

haqking
September 10th, 2011, 04:54 PM
The LiveUSB creator is for Fedora only!
"Download the LiveUSB Creator program from http://fedorahosted.org/liveusb-creator if you're on Windows, or install on your Linux system using PackageKit or yum."


modify to suit.

http://coffeecode.net/archives/223-Using-Fedoras-liveusb-creator-on-Ubuntu-Lucid-Lynx.html

same steps for install apply, it is just the USB creator

doppel.ganger
September 10th, 2011, 05:03 PM
I am really sorry, but that stuff the link said is WAY over my head. :(

haqking
September 10th, 2011, 05:13 PM
I am really sorry, but that stuff the link said is WAY over my head. :(


OK options as you are having issues.

Install virtual box and run fedora in that.

Create a fedora live CD and boot to that.

Install fedora in a Vm in vbox then use that to create the fedora live USB with links i provided earlier.

Install windows in a VM and use the live USB creator from Fedora to do it that way.

lots of options if you are having difficulties.

After all it is a fedora project.

doppel.ganger
September 10th, 2011, 08:35 PM
Would it be easier to make a Fedora CD instead of a USB?

haqking
September 10th, 2011, 08:39 PM
Would it be easier to make a Fedora CD instead of a USB?


yeah just download the .iso and burn it.

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraLiveCD

infact you already have the .iso dont you so just burn it to CD/DVD

wojox
September 10th, 2011, 11:31 PM
Would it be easier to make a Fedora CD instead of a USB?

Looks like your .iso might be bad. Did you Verify it? (https://fedoraproject.org/en/verify)

Blasphemist
September 11th, 2011, 12:07 AM
Looks like your .iso might be bad. Did you Verify it? (https://fedoraproject.org/en/verify)

I agree with wojox. It appears that your iso is bad. Just yesterday for a project I'm working on, I downloaded the Fedora 15 iso and used unetbootin to install it to a usb. I used it today and had no issues at all.

doppel.ganger
September 11th, 2011, 05:37 PM
Lately, the same thing has been happening with every rpm based os that I've tried. I boot it up after a "successful" install and I just get a blank screen.