Posts tagged usb storage
That’s right! You read the title properly… I’m using one Linux distribution to create a bootable USB stick of another distribution of Linux. It’s Linux-on-linux debauchery. In this instance I’m using Fedora 16, a 4GB USB stick, and an Ubuntu 11.10 ISO file.
Here’s roughly what you’ll be doing:
- download Ubuntu .iso
- install unetbootin-linux
- install additional packages (if prompted)
- run UNetbootin
Some of us have experienced a problem getting the Fedora 14 Live to work correctly on a USB drive. Well; today I finally found that solution and I’d like to share that knowledge and help heal the wounds. There are a couple routes to take in order to prepare your USB drive to boot Fedora. The more popular method is LiveUSB Creator. It was brought to my attention that Fedora 14 Live uses syslinux version 4.02. I’m guessing the website is dishing out their package with syslinux version 3.9.2. What to do!?
I think I’ve earned some FOSS badges of honor this past week or so. I’ve become very efficient at flashing my USB key and getting it ready to either boot Fedora or Ubuntu Live. There is a way to totally customize your USB key by not having to use Pendrive or LiveUSB Creator, but I’ll leave that for the advanced post. However, in this post, I’ll talk about the basics of getting your USB key ready to test the latest versions of Fedora 13 and Ubuntu 10.04. It looks like a pretty intimidating list of what needs to be done, but they each have very short executions:
- What’s Needed
- Getting Your ISO’s
- Getting the USB Software
- Preparing Your USB Key
- Boot via USB key
As a side note, I’m a little embarrassed to say that I did this in Microsoft Windows. At the time, I couldn’t get into my Fedora 12 x86_64 install. It was a simple GRUB issue, but I didn’t make the effort to correct it. Quite the irony (-5 HP).