I have a Fedora 14 x86_64 iso image and I want to install it using a USB stick. How do I get this stick to boot up, and use the image to start the installation? I'm running Debian.

  • Do you want to install for real, or do you want a USB running Fedora with persistance storage? – phunehehe Nov 20 '10 at 12:32
  • I want to install Fedora on a VM, but I think that's irrelevant. – tshepang Nov 20 '10 at 12:41
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    On a VM is easier you do not need a usb. Most VM software allows install directly from iso. YOu can create a virtual dvd-rom, mount iso to it and mount rom on boot of your new VM, the rest is installing. – Chris Nov 20 '10 at 13:46
  • You might also want to have a look at this question unix.stackexchange.com/q/665/250 – phunehehe Nov 21 '10 at 13:47
  • There's a very lengthy tutorial here: fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraLiveCD/… – ixtmixilix Nov 22 '10 at 5:57

Fedora has a good page about this here: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraLiveCD/USBHowTo . They have a tool called live usb creator that will setup the USB for you.

For a general tool, UNetbootin will allow you to create a bootable USB drive from just about any bootable ISO image.

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    live usb creator was buggy for me using a x64 desktop to build a x86 xbmc build, usually I use a windows desktop with usb creator as it seems to be less problematic than linux versions of it. good answer regardless! – Chris Nov 20 '10 at 13:45
  • can live usb creator use normal ISO's (not Live ones)? – tshepang Nov 20 '10 at 23:49
  • I would expect Live USB Creator to be able use any bootable ISO, but I don't know for sure. UNetbootin definitely will. – Shawn J. Goff Nov 21 '10 at 0:32
  • UNetbootin has never worked for any of my distros. Neither has the Fedora tool. – ixtmixilix Nov 22 '10 at 5:51
  • um. UNetbootin is for live USB creation only, not for what OP wants. You can create live USB, but you won't be able to install from it. – Stann Aug 10 '11 at 22:04

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