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Expected command not showing up (Fedora 21 on Mac OS X)

asked 2015-01-25 00:19:41 -0500

I have a mac with OS X ver. 10.4, trying to make a bootable live usb with Fedora 21 on it.

So I'm following the guide here:

I get to step 5: "Type dd if=, then drag and drop the Fedora image file to the terminal window - this should result in its filesystem location being appended to the command. Now complete the command with of=/dev/disk2 bs=1m, but don't hit Enter yet. You should wind up with something like sudo dd if=/Volumes/Images/Fedora-Live-Desktop-x86_64-20-1.iso of=/dev/disk2 bs=1m"

Well I do the first sentence right, don't hit enter, wait for a minute or two, but nothing happens; I don't "wind up with" sudo-anything.

Can I just type in the "sudo" part by myself or is something supposed to happen before that?

Another question: is "image" referring to the .iso file?


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answered 2015-01-25 03:45:44 -0500

cobra gravatar image

If you follow that it says 'don't hit enter yet' as part of the instructions for step 5. If you did all the stuff in 5, then you should proceed to step 6, not sit and wait for something.

Step 6 says check the command line is right, and take a second to assure yourself that you're not about to wipe a USB flash drive with data on it that you want.

Then step 7 says Hit Enter.

When all is complete (i.e. when the command prompt returns) you can proceed to step 8 and try it out.

And yes, 'image' I believe, refers to the disk image, the .iso or .img file that you're using.

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Okay, so I directly put in the Sudo command; nothing happened in the terminal, but now my flash drive says "Fedora live." Only problem is, I cannot access it from the boot menu: it doesn't show up at all. I don't think anyone has access the boot menu on this computer in a very long time, because when I do access it, the computer produces a very loud hum ( I assume from hard drive). It's louder than when it's running at full speed on normal operation (I.e. when I have a lot of applications running, or when it's been on for a long time; for some reason I can't make it sleep anymore).

dontcaredontcaredontcare gravatar imagedontcaredontcaredontcare ( 2015-01-25 12:07:20 -0500 )edit

Once your LiveCD installed USB stick is ready, you need to boot up from it. You might need to make a BIOS level change to allow that to happen. If your machine isn't set to boot up USB devices first, then it'll not be able to boot up from your LiveCD USB device.

cobra gravatar imagecobra ( 2015-01-26 04:22:36 -0500 )edit

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