I have an Intel Core2 Duo system that I want to upgrade from Fedora 12 to Fedora 14. I have downloaded the DVD iso for Fedora 14, however, I do not want to burn a DVD for installation, and would like to be able to perform the upgrade from a USB flash drive. Where can I find information that will explain how to make a bootable flash drive that can install Fedora 14?
for some reason copied my recovery disk directly as a file to file copy and not creating a ISO image. So thats all I have, a non ISO image and I need to burn it on a DVD to make it bootable. nothing I have tried seems to work. I know K3B has some options but I dont know it so well.
Running Ubuntu 10.04 currently. But for some reason cant seem to find what im looking for about making USB drives bootable once ive downloaded the .iso file i want. USB-creator-gtk seems to only work with the ubuntu family. ImageWriter only works with .img files? I want to play around with other linux distros from .iso. I tried makebootfat and got some errors. ill post them later if you guys think makebootfat is the way to go but i think im making it to too hard on myself.
I started with a bootable Windows 7 Upgrade DVD. I tested the DVD by booting from DVD in a physical drive. The system put up a "press any key to install from CD/DVD" and it worked. Now, I attempted to make a bootable ISO for VirtualBox... To make the ISO, I used this:
dd if=/dev/sr0 of=windows7.iso bs=2048 conv=sync
which I've read will clone the DVD and its boot ability? Is this correct? When I start VirtualBox, version 4.0.8 r71778, I get the "FATAL: No bootable medium found! System halted." The IDE Primary Master (CD/DVD) is set to see windows7.iso, so I suspect it sees the ISO, only it doesn't appear to be bootable. SATA Port 0 is set to Windows 7.vdi. Am I missing a step somewhere? The system is running openSUSE 11.4.
I got a hard drive with an image of an older redhat OS that i need to do some work with. The hard drive isnt bootable but i need to get into it somehow. I am not even close to an expert on these kinds of things, but i will provide the information that ive got.
Code: Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 63 149838254 74919096 83 Linux /dev/sda2 149838255 156296384 3229065 5 Extended
The simplest way the occurs to me to do this is to virtualize the OS on it. So i installed hypervisor from yast, but (i think) it requires an image of the OS to virtualize it, not some partitions on a hard drive. Is there an easy way around this?
Downloaded openSUSE-11.2-DVD-x86_64.iso Burned on a DVD and used to make an install op a Dell laptop Everything went okay. Now I like to make a install on a ASUS UL20A laptop without an optical drive Placed the iso on a USB stick with dd command The stick can be read by openSUSE 11.2 machine NOT by WIN 7 machine I tried to make the USB stick with Win32DiskImager.exe
I have downloaded the Ubuntu 10.04-netbook iso file and now want to prepare a USB drive to boot from, so that I can run Ubuntu on my Acer netbook. I used WinRAR to extract the file to the desktop. When I try to locate the file through Universal USB Installer it doesn't show up in the window.
I have Orace linux .iso's on a memory stick. I could burn them to CD's and install linux from the CDs. However I would rather not waste 5 CDs and just install from the memory stick. How can I do that? How do I make the memory stick bootable? I did try changing the boot options but I could find the right one.
I'm just interested if there does exist any utility for creating bootable flash drives? I mean, if I could make somehow LiveCD with KDE desktop on openSUSE? I used Ubuntu and it had it's own utility with nice GUI, it just needed any bootable .ISO file or bootable CD/DVD and it created LiveCD on USB flash drive. So is there any chance to find something similar?
I work in a computer service center and it'll be very helpful (I think) to have bootable USB Flash dive with operating system to log into dead operating system partitions. Of course I have Windows LiveCD, but it has as much bugs as it's parent big brother.Oh, I forget to post my operating system versio. I'm using openSUSE 11.2 x64 with KDE version 4.3.5
Earlier today I created a bootable USB stick by executing a script file that came with the distro for that purpose and experienced no problems. Later on, I tried exactly the same thing but using a SD card via a USB adaptor and it didn't work. Is there some difference in geometry between these two media types that could cause this problem?
If I dd copy a bootable usb drive to an iso will the iso be bootable?
I haven't tried it yet, but i'm going to. Heres the situation and tell me if I'm crazy.
I have several bootable CDs I use at work to do different things, so I went ahead and made a multi-boot usb stick with the isos on them and everything is golden. When i need something else, I am able to slap the ISO on the usb stick, edit the menu.lst and I'm good to go.
The problem is, for some of our equipment I have a bootable USB stick that I have to use. I tried copying the files on the bootable USB to my multi-boot usb and setup grub to boot it (which admittedly I'm no expert at), but have had no luck.
So now I'm thinking, I'll use dd to copy the bootable USB stick to an iso (using bs=2048) and then do my normal setup with an ISO and maybe it will work.
I've searched extensively on Google and here and can't seem to find anything addressing what I'm trying to do. The motherboard of my notebook (Ubuntu 9.10) completely died earlier this week. I pulled the hard drive and got an external case for it. Is it possible to have it boot into my original Ubuntu via USB?
Trying to do so as-is comes up with multiple Grub errors (Invalid Environment block, file not found, etc.) and I've tried addressing these Grub errors separately with no luck, but I have a feeling I'm skipping a basic step somewhere to make a primary drive USB bootable without reformatting.
One of my computers is a netbook with no CD drive, so I need to create a bootable USB stick so I can reload a Clonezilla-made backup image from an external HD on to the netbook.I bought a 4Gb thumb drive and used Parted Magic to create a 200Mb partition on it. I formatted this and the remaining free space both as FAT32 and used Parted Magic to flag the small partition as bootable. Then I loaded the Clonezilla Live files onto this boot partition.Now the thumb drive boots up ok, but goes straight into a Parted Magic menu screen from which there is no way out! It's just the menu screen alone and has no PM functionality. This also happens on other systems where there is no PM installed or in the CD drive. So it must be something PM has done to the thumb drive.
I have RHEL5x86_64 iso,I have windows XP 64 bit OS installed and a 4 GB USB Stick and my optical drive is not working . I want to install RHEL5 on my system from the USB. I can do this in a linux system but unfortunately I have no linux system. How will I do it in windows, as I am not getting any correct application or correct procedure to do this ...
Making a live CD using tools such as livecd-creator seems like a good solution to create a bootable read-only image to install on Compact Flash. My goal is to prevent failure due to write cycle limits of Compact Flash memory. A secondary goal is to have the live CD available for troubleshooting. However, Usenet postings indicate challenges in making the live CD image on CF bootable. Has anyone succeeded in doing this?
I have never worked with Linux before but as part of my new job I need to format and install a program on a compact flash card. I have followed our procedure to the T but when i install the card I get a No bootable partition error. Here is what I'm doing. I go into Gnome terminal and change to my directory to "cd dcmsetupdir" (this may not be important but I want to give as much info as I can. Then I type "sudo ./format_cf". once this is complete (no errors detected), I type in "sudo ./install_cf" this seems to install correctly but when I boot up the unit with the card in I get the no bootable partition error.
I just booted one of my computers from a usb drive I had installed Ubuntu 10.04 LTS to, and when I booted it up on that computer, it worked fine. Then, when I powered down the computer and booted it back up to the main hard drive, it booted to the same that my flash drive was running, but my flash drive was not plugged in!! How is this possible? Did it copy itself over my other operating system? There is no trace of it. By the way, that, too, was ubuntu 10.04.
My boyfriend has an old IBM Thinkpad that he said I can use to install Ubuntu on and use it as a 2nd computer. Here's the problem, the computer doesn't have a CD drive, but does have USB. I've been trying to get a bootable USB drive created, but with no luck.
The USB drive is 2GB. Which Ubuntu would fit on here? The Thinkpad has a 20GB hard drive, and about 512MB memory. The processor I think is a Pentium III. I've even tried installing Ubuntu through the wubi.exe file, but it won't load. The current OS is a Japanese Windows 98. Do I need a bigger flash drive? The netbook remix version? or something else?
how to creat a bootable pen drive of ubuntu 10.10???
i can't make bootable usb flash drive of ubuntu 10.10 useing "Universal-USB-Installer-188.8.131.52" as [URL]. how can i make a bootable ubuntu 10.10 using my pen drive. i have the .iso file.i don't want to burn it into cd.
I created a bootable usb stick using usb-creator. Everything went great, I was able to boot from it and install and everything. Problem is, I now want my usb stick back.How can I wipe it? When I plug the stick in, nothing happens (it doesn't mount). When the stick was empty, it auto-mounted beautifully. I ran
Code: fdisk -l and only see my hard drive listed, so thus I cannot manually mount it: