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Using a USB stick to install Fedora (DVD)

asked 2011-11-10 17:57:54 -0600

Speels gravatar image

I have already referenced this post, but am still having trouble with the installation.

[Speels@speels ~]$ sudo livecd-iso-to-disk /home/speels/Downloads/Fedora-16-x86_64-DVD/Fedora-16-x86_64-DVD.iso /dev/sdb1
[sudo] password for Speels: 
Missing source

    SYNTAX

    livecd-iso-to-disk [--help] [--noverify] [--format] [--reset-mbr] [--efi]
                       [--skipcopy] [--force] [--xo] [--xo-no-home]
                       [--timeout <time>] [--totaltimeout <time>]
                       [--extra-kernel-args <args>] [--multi] [--livedir <dir>]
                       [--compress] [--skipcompress] [--swap-size-mb <size>]
                       [--overlay-size-mb <size>] [--home-size-mb <size>]
                       [--delete-home] [--crypted-home] [--unencrypted-home]
                       <source> <target device>

    (Enter livecd-iso-to-disk --help on the command line for more information.)
[Speels@speels ~]$

What am I doing incorrectly?

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answered 2011-11-10 18:39:56 -0600

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updated 2011-11-10 18:41:30 -0600

Looking at the innards of `livecd-iso-to-disk' I believe the only reason you'd get Missing source is if you didn't specify one. Can you try this instead?

su -c "livecd-iso-to-disk /home/speels/Downloads/Fedora-16-x86_64-DVD/Fedora-16-x86_64-DVD.iso /dev/sdb1"

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Did you solve this yet?

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2011-11-27 15:02:11 -0600 )edit
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answered 2011-11-11 00:30:05 -0600

SoumyaC gravatar image

Instead of command line you can use the graphical tool too. Just install liveusb-creator as below -

# yum install liveusb-creator

The graphical tool is quite self explanatory as to how to create the Live USB from the DVD. Below goes the Fedora hosted link for this application -

https://fedorahosted.org/liveusb-creator/">Liveusb Creator

Just try the above option if incase you are facing issues with the command line.

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answered 2011-11-11 00:41:35 -0600

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

I just used livecd-iso-to-disk last night, and it worked like a charm. I'm not sure why it's failing here.

Try this perhaps:

su -
cd <path to iso directory>
livedc-iso-to-disk <name>.iso /dev/sdX
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