[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]

Re: Booting from a USB stick

Timothy Murphy wrote:
I just put the Fedora KDE Live CD on a USB stick,
and succeeded in booting 2 machines with it,
one a very small VIA EPIA machine.
Both worked fine

I followed the instructions at
but found one part didn't work for me.

You are advised to write the MBR with
        cat /usr/lib/syslinux/mbr.bin > /dev/sdb
This didn't work, and I did what I would have done anyway:
        dd if=/usr/lib/syslinux/mbr.bin of=/dev/sdb

The other point is that rather surprisingly
the instructions did not point to the ISO required.

Finally, I found the USB stick was (perhaps not surprisingly)
mounted read-only, so one could not eg add a user;
or rather, one could, but it was not there on re-booting.

Not that it helps, but...
you should remember that Flash drives have a fairly limited number of write cycles - so keeping it read-only most of the time is probably best for you in the long run.

But if you reallyl need it, you should be able to remount it as read/write with "mount -o remount,rw /"

[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]