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Fedora 17 Install with USB

asked 2012-08-20 12:16:01 -0500

Danieb369 gravatar image

Hello, i am a new fedora user, i am trying to do a complete install of fedora 17 using a USB stick, created the usb using LiveUSB, i have the Fedora-17-i386-DVD.iso.

Installing on a PC that has 2GB mem and an 80GB HD

I am experiencing a problem on the bootup

ERROR: No configuration file found

No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found!


Any help would be great, thnx

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answered 2012-08-20 17:43:46 -0500

aatdark gravatar image

you should delete all partitions on the usb stick and then rerun the LiveUSB tool. You can use the "Disk Utility" tool for this task.

Just select your usbstick on the left side and then remove all partitions on it.

You can also try this method:

su -c 'dd if=Fedora-16-x86_64-Live-Desktop.iso of=/dev/sd''X'' bs=8M'

But be SURE to replace the X with the correct device path /dev/sdX. You can see the device path in the Disk Utility

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answered 2012-08-21 18:59:53 -0500

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

Please refer to the link @aatdark mentioned above:

Please verify the ISO after you download it:

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answered 2013-02-27 08:47:32 -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 2013-02-09 23:18:29 -0500

K00lkaM gravatar image

updated 2013-02-09 23:23:54 -0500

hi, may be some one has got the error before,but if not here it is,

i am trying to install fedora 17 dvd from usb pendrive. i have used all the usb bootable tools, unetbootin,yumi,universal and all, but during installation after writing configuration to hdd the system generates an error related to mounting, i tried with 3 different hdd, but still the problem persists........... i am doing all this from windows 7

thanks in advance.

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answered 2013-02-09 23:30:44 -0500

vijayan gravatar image

updated 2013-02-09 23:31:33 -0500


Your bootable usb wasnt created in a proper way....I have used (From windows)

Dont use there are some compatability issues are there...

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answered 2012-08-22 14:36:35 -0500

Anders gravatar image

If you are creating the bootable media from windows trying the unetbootin tool might be a good option since it configures most aspects of the boot sequence itself. You basically just tell the application which usb drive og sd card you want to create the bootable partition on.

unetbootin can be found here:

There are other similar tools. Based on my experiences this is by far the best one for a novice user.

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answered 2012-08-22 03:09:00 -0500

updated 2012-08-22 06:09:43 -0500

hhlp gravatar image


su -c 'dd if=Fedora-16-x86_64-Live-Desktop.iso of=/dev/sd''X'' bs=8M'

this command is used to make the live DVD of fedora-17

But if you want to make live bootable usb pendrive then use these commands on your terminal

**yum install livecd-tools

livecd-iso-to-disk --format --reset-mbr PATH-TOISOIMAGE.iso /dev/sd*

'*' will be associated node on your system if you connect usb after 1st startup then it will be /dev/sdb

Then process will check your image and then you hav to press enter .

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