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garythegoth
April 29th, 2009, 09:08 PM
I cant seem to find anything that dosent require having Windows or fedora installed to work.

jordanae
April 29th, 2009, 09:11 PM
Actually Ubuntu makes it pretty easy. First go to System> Administration> USB Startup Disk Creator

All you need is a flash drive (USB stick) and an ISO of Fedora

good luck!

gn2
April 29th, 2009, 09:13 PM
If the above mentioned tool doesn't work with a Fedora .iso, try unetbootin (http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/).

calrogman
April 29th, 2009, 09:15 PM
Actually Ubuntu makes it pretty easy. First go to System> Administration> USB Startup Disk Creator

All you need is a flash drive (USB stick) and an ISO of Fedora

good luck!

Except that this method only works with *buntu .isos.

Your best bet is to use UNetbootin which is available in the Universe repos.

EDIT: Hivemind.

garythegoth
April 29th, 2009, 09:16 PM
Actually Ubuntu makes it pretty easy. First go to System> Administration> USB Startup Disk Creator

All you need is a flash drive (USB stick) and an ISO of Fedora

good luck!

Sorry, I should have made it clearer.

I already tried that but it says its not a valid desktop iso. It appears to only work with Ubuntu systems.

garythegoth
April 29th, 2009, 09:18 PM
If the above mentioned tool doesn't work with a Fedora .iso, try unetbootin (http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/).

Nice one (y).

jordanae
April 29th, 2009, 09:20 PM
Sorry, I should have made it clearer.

I already tried that but it says its not a valid desktop iso. It appears to only work with Ubuntu systems.

Oh, sorry about that. I've always assumed that it'll use any ISO. Hence its name :/

garythegoth
April 29th, 2009, 09:22 PM
Nice one (y).

Actually that didnt work, it just gives me error messages.

Is there any way to make it install the Fedora 11 KDE Beta x64_86?

calrogman
April 29th, 2009, 09:22 PM
Nice one (y).

I don't get any credit? :(

garythegoth
April 29th, 2009, 09:23 PM
I don't get any credit? :(


Solve the post above your last one and you get a cookie :)

calrogman
April 29th, 2009, 09:30 PM
Are you sure you had it all set up correctly? You need to;
A) Click the correct radio button
B) Specify the .iso file
C) Specify the drive.

Literally *ANYTHING╣* could go wrong.

PROTIP: Don't use sda*.


╣With the possible exception of your drive filling with llamas.

garythegoth
April 29th, 2009, 09:59 PM
Are you sure you had it all set up correctly? You need to;
A) Click the correct radio button
B) Specify the .iso file
C) Specify the drive.

Literally *ANYTHING╣* could go wrong.

PROTIP: Don't use sda*.


╣With the possible exception of your drive filling with llamas.

Radio button?
It still dosent work, but thanks anyway.

Also, why cant the USB Startup Disk Creator format a USB stick? Thats a pretty pathetic error.

dragos240
April 29th, 2009, 10:17 PM
That tool is used for putting ubuntu on a stick. You can try putting fedora on there using it though.

gn2
April 30th, 2009, 12:07 AM
Here's a video how-to (http://www.linuxjournal.com/video/creating-bootable-usb-install-drives-unetbootin) which mentions installing a required package to make it work.