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Re: Fedora 12 Alpha RC1 - live iso would not boot properly as liveusb





Josh Boyer-3 wrote:
> 
> On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 11:57:45PM -0700, Mike Cloaked wrote:
>>
>>
>>By the way I was following the procedure detailed in 
>>http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_12_Alpha_release_notes
>>as a test to see if the new method for creating a liveusb worked or not -
>>and it did not for me.
>>
>>The the alpha release notes it says:
>>
>>"The following sections document major new features and changes in the
>>Fedora 12 Alpha release.
>>Hybrid ISO images - Simple and Easy Live USB's
>>
>>In this release, the Fedora Live CD/DVD images can be converted into a
Live
>>USB even simpler than before using just the dd command. Please note, that
>>unlike using the livecd-iso-to-disk script, this will overwrite the data
on
>>the USB device.
>>
>>dd if=foo.iso of=/dev/sdX bs=8M
>>
>>Where foo.iso is the name of the Live CD or DVD image and sdX is the name
of
>>the USB device. Windows users can use the utility available from here
>>
>>Fedora continues to offer a more comprehensive Live USB creator that
>>supports additional features including persistent storage and non
>>destructive writing. "
>>
>>Is this not yet implemented - or should it now work? Has anyone else got
>>this to work?
> 
> I ran into this.  There is a bug currently where it won't fine the rootfs.
> The way to work around this is to edit the kernel command line to have
> 'root=/dev/sdX' where X is the number of the USB key.
> 
> Alternatively, you can use livecd-iso-to-disk on a FAT formatted USB key.
> There is a known bug using an ext2/3 formatted key, but FAT works fine.
> 
> josh
> 
> 

Indeed - my experience confirms this - as when I reformatted the key I did
so to fat32, and then used unetbootin to place the files in this partition. 
The dd method did create an ext2 partition on the key I believe.
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