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Boot Fedora 16 iso from hard disk using grub2

asked 2012-03-10 04:46:10 -0500

Elison gravatar image


I am currently running Fedora 16 (32 bit).

I want to install Fedora 16 (64 bit) using the iso Fedora-16-x86_64-DVD.iso located in my home folder. (Partition /dev/sda5) I do not have a working optical drive or USB stick so I need to do it by adding a grub2 entry to boot using this iso file.

How do I add an entry in grub2 to boot the Fedora 16 iso ? There is a big list here : But Fedora is not listed.

Thanks, Elison

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I am not sure the DVD.iso will work, try one of the desktop (live) iso. For this to work (booting from iso) you need a fair amount of RAM and it often runs slow.

bodhi.zazen gravatar imagebodhi.zazen ( 2012-03-11 11:22:20 -0500 )edit

There is also an open bug report here:

bodhi.zazen gravatar imagebodhi.zazen ( 2012-03-11 14:55:35 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-02-27 08:46:45 -0500

Valent gravatar image

I have finally found a script that actually works booting Fedora 18 iso from usb:

Details are here:

Cheers, Valent.

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answered 2012-03-20 02:02:16 -0500

This seems to be already half implemented in F16 (and perhaps even earlier releases).

I did a patch for the missing part. I have only tested it with CD/DVD media using grub2. I also wrote a shell script which does the patching automatically:

Example and usage info is in the comments.This is obviously just a temporary solution until Fedora folks get it sorted.


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