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It may happen unfortunately... I would suggest to find another USB key and try it one more time.

It may happen unfortunately... I would suggest to find another USB key and try it one more time.

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Actually I am facing the same process with a 1GB USB key and using UNetbootin.exe (under windows 7) to burn the Fedora-18-x86_64-Live-Desktop.iso image in to the stick. When trying to boot from the USB key I just get a black screen with a blinking cursor.

It may happen unfortunately... I would suggest to find another USB key and try it one more time.

Edit 1
Actually I am facing the same process with a 1GB USB key and using UNetbootin.exe (under windows 7) to burn the Fedora-18-x86_64-Live-Desktop.iso image in to the stick. When trying to boot from the USB key I just get a black screen with a blinking cursor.

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I then switched to my Fedora 17 OS to use dd command to burn the iso image into the USB stick. I used the following command (as root of course):

dd if=/path/to/Fedora-18-x86_64-Live-Desktop.iso of=/dev/sdb

as suggested in Fedora 18 Installation Guide.

With this second experiment (using the dd command from linux) I finally had the USB key working as expected and my Live Fedora 18 started in seconds.