[FredLUG] Re: Meeting 2007-10-16
Paul W. Frields
stickster at gmail.com
Fri Oct 12 08:49:53 EDT 2007
On Thu, 2007-10-11 at 22:24 -0400, Mark Walker wrote:
> I would be interested in going over making bootable thumb drives. I
> have a specific reason for this: I'm working on a new 64-bit computer
> I just built and I want to put Fedora linux on it.
> For some reason , it won't recognize the old IDE CD drives I have and
> I need another way to boot into the Fedora boot CD. Tried dd'ing
> boot.iso for x86_64 to a thumb drive but it won't recognize it, even
> though the
> thumb drive lights up. I know the bios sees the usb 500 GB hard drive
> I want to install onto because it shows up on the initial screen.
> Next to try copying all files from a mounted boot.iso image to
> a formatted thumb drive, and see if the new system sees that.
> Still working on getting the broadcom wifi on my notebook to work, but
> that is another project.
These sound like good topics! I can't speak for everyone who'll be
there, but it might be a good idea to bring the machine in question
since you might need to check the BIOS setup.
Keep in mind that booting is more than just having some files present --
your BIOS needs to read specific instructions from the boot record of
the device (hard disk, CD, flash, etc.). There's no doubt that an
x86_64 machine has a USB-bootable BIOS, so you're good there. It's
probably just a matter of formatting the flash correctly.
Fedora 7, for example, has a "livecd-tools" package you can install
which has a helper for making a bootable flash out of a Fedora Live
image. That might help you in this case. There are plenty of ways to
make bootable flash disks, so good luck and have fun!
Paul W. Frields, RHCE http://paul.frields.org/
gpg fingerprint: 3DA6 A0AC 6D58 FEC4 0233 5906 ACDB C937 BD11 3717
Fedora Project: http://pfrields.fedorapeople.org/
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