booting fedora from a USB stick

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booting fedora from a USB stick

Post by smack323 » Fri May 06, 2011 8:39 am

So I have one usb stick that works great as a boot disk for fedora. I can put it into any laptop I am trying to fix with a bad hard drive and it boots right up.. I created a second one the exact same way. literally right after the first one same files ect.. and I cant get it to boot..

Are some flash drives just not ment to be bootable? The bios sees the drive, I can set it as the boot device ect - but all I get is a blinking cursor when I power on. Anyone have any experiance with making a boot usb drive?
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Re: booting fedora from a USB stick

Post by DragonFury » Sat May 07, 2011 11:47 pm

is the usb drive configured as a boot device? not just coping a pasting but setting up the the drive partitioning itself. since you using a linux based OS this might help http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/linux/cr ... -easy-way/
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Re: booting fedora from a USB stick

Post by smack323 » Mon May 09, 2011 9:59 am

yeah I assume it is configured as a boot device since I made it the exact same way as another USB stick I have that works fine to boot.

* just checked the link out.. the program i used to make the boot usb is similar to the one linked. something It mentioned was making the disk active. I'll have to check that out, could be my problem
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