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Apr 23, 2010

I downloaded 64-bit fedora12 iso DVD image and created a DVD. When I tried to boot, the CD does not boot. I checked the documentation to see whether book.iso or any other file needs to be copied along with. My question is:

- What are the files I need to copy to a DVD for the DVD to boot up straight up from the DVD...?
- If not, is there another way to get this fresh installation done.

I have 32-bit Fedora 11 installed in a machine, but need 64-Fedora to do some testing, before going with RH Linux.

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Fedora Installation :: F12 - Creating Bootable USB From Downloaded ISO File

Jan 12, 2010

I have downloaded Fedora-12-x86_64-DVD.iso. Now I want to create a bootable USB from the downloaded ISO file. I tried with the latest version of liveusb-creator 3.9.1. I am unable to do so. It took around 3 days to download the iso file and now I cant even use it.

Fedora-12-x86_64-DVD.iso selected
Verifying filesystem...
Extracting live image to USB device...
Wrote to device at 1 MB/sec
Creating 100MB persistent overlay
LiveUSB creation failed!
Here is the screen shot....

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Dec 13, 2010

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Code: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.

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1. Prerequisites:

freedos base cd (http://www.freedos.org/)



1. [URL] for enlightening me on the fact that testdisk could be used instead of install-mbr

2. [URL] upon which this howto is broadly based.

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