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Setting bootable flag?

asked 2016-07-01 09:00:04 -0500

littlewil gravatar image

So recently I attempted to download Fedora onto my PC running windows 10. I downloaded the file as well as SuSe Studio Image Writer. However, when I tried to copy the file to the USB using the image writer, my flash drive wouldn't pop up. I was told that I needed to set a bootable flag onto the flash drive, possibly using a disk utility tool? How do I format the flash drive correctly so I can finish this download?

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answered 2016-07-01 13:03:56 -0500

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According to the suse wiki, the SuSe Studio Image Writer is no longer maintained for windows. However, it may work for you in "destructive mode" because then you dont have to worry about partitioning. That says you can also use rawrite, thats what I would suggest you use. Note this will destroy any data on your usb drive, however, partitioning should not be an issue because you are writing directly to the device. Please be careful about what device you are writing to.

Here is the rawrite site.

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thanks so much! It worked perfectly!

littlewil gravatar imagelittlewil ( 2016-07-05 18:42:13 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-07-04 19:13:36 -0500

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You could try Fedora Media Writer. This was going to be the official tool but it needed code signing, so strictly speaking it is an unofficial tool. This is from the developer directly but it's a test build so it could have bugs. I tested it on Windows 8 and 10 and it worked for me. What you need to do is choose a Custom OS in order to get a way to navigate to an already downloaded ISO of Fedora.

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