Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Create Fedora 22 bootable USB

  • Download netinst ISO file:
  • Log in as root:
    su -
  • Find out which device maps to the USB flash drive:
    • using
      dmesg | tail
    • using
      fdisk -l
      . NOTE: use /dev/sdd instead of /dev/sdd1 because the later one is the partition.
  • Burn the ISO file into USB flash drive. The content in the drive will be overwritten using this way.
    dd if=/home/ben/Downloads/Fedora-Workstation-netinst-i386-22.iso of=/dev/sdd
  • If it doesn't reboot the machine and you may see a blinking cursor, please change "USB Emulation Type" in your BIOS settings from Auto to Hard Disk, and try again.

My machine is a pretty old one, with a K8V-MX motherboard and AMI BIOS v02.54 (C)Copyright 1985-2003.

In my BIOS: the emulation type could be found like this:

  • press DEL to enter BIOS setup.
  • Advanced -> Chipset -> USB Configuration.
  • It will show the information like this:
    Module version -2.24.0-7.4
    USB Devices Enabled: 1 Drive
    USB Mass StorageDevice Configuration
  • Enter "USB Mass Storage Device Configuration", you will find "Emulation Type"

I also tried to recreate a FAT32 filesystem in my 4GB USB drive, but it didn't work even I changed to hard disk for usb emulation type. Not sure what is wrong yet."

On a Window 7, here is how to format the drive is already burned using dd: Start -> Computer -> (Right click) -> Manage -> Disk Management

  • Delete the volume of 510MB;
  • Create a new volume using 4GB;
  • Format using FAT32;

There is not a bootable partition after you finish, but after using liveusb-creator, the partition is