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Fedora 7 Test3 LiveUSB

I have just created a Fedora 7 Test3 LiveUSBon a 1Gb USB stick, here are the steps.

  • su to root.
  • Install ‘syslinux’
    # yum install syslinux
  • Download the script to copy the Fedora Live ISO to a USB stick.
  • Run the script.
    # sh creator-isotostick.sh F-6.92-i386-Live.iso /dev/sdb1
    Copying live image to USB stick
    Updating boot config file
    Installing boot loader
    USB stick set up as live image!
  • The first parameter is /path/to/iso/file.
  • The second parameter is the USB device.
  • Plug the USB stick in a computer there can boot from USB and try it out.
Categories: Misc
  1. MarkStorsved
    April 5, 2007 at 19:25

    Nice work, now if only all bios’s config’ed for usbBoot!

    Minor detail — it appears pre FC7 udev utils don’t accept long arguments.
    FC7: udev-106-1.fc7
    FC6: udev-095-17.fc6
    If building usbBoot dev on

  2. tim
    April 9, 2007 at 07:19

    > Nice work, now if only all bios’s config’ed for usbBoot!

    That would be nice. 🙂

    >Minor detail — it appears pre FC7 udev utils don’t accept >long arguments.
    >FC7: udev-106-1.fc7
    >FC6: udev-095-17.fc6
    >If building usbBoot dev on

    Please give some examples

  3. Rick
    April 26, 2007 at 23:27

    Thank you so much for script and information. I’m new to linux so please forgive my dumb question. I followed your instructions but when I run the script I get the following error:
    Your syslinux is too old for this.
    Cleaning up to exit…

    I ran #yum update syslinux, but this didn’t seem to help. I don’t know what I am doing wrong. I am running FC6 and I’m pretty sure I have all the latest updates. Do I have to be on F7 to run your script?
    Thank you,

  4. tim
    May 1, 2007 at 09:55

    I think you have to run FC7 Test3/4 to make it work.

  5. Jim
    May 2, 2007 at 21:13

    Awesome! Worked great!

    This script should be packaged and included on the Live CD distro.

  6. Samuel Benjamin
    July 24, 2007 at 22:12

    Where can I find the file F-6.92-i386-Live.iso as required in the script ?

    Am I missing something ?

    – Sammy.

  7. tim
    July 25, 2007 at 07:54

    Is was written before Fedora 7 was released.

    Try to read this howto:

  8. Samuekl Benjamin
    July 25, 2007 at 20:46

    Thanks Tim for the useful link to the document which helped a lot.

    However the doc did not provide the location where to get the *Live.iso file. Here are some useful tips for those who will be seeking this document to create a bootable USB key.

    – The file F-6.92-i386-Live.iso can be downloaded from this location :

    – Make sure to set the boot startup sequence in your system bios to boot from the USB key.

    – Before any extensive rebooting to test the final creation, use the emulator to verify that things look good for a real test drive.

    $> qemu -hda /dev/sdb1 -m 256 -std-vga

    Good Luck.

    – Samuel Benjamin (Sammy)

  9. tim
    July 26, 2007 at 10:03

    You dont want to use the F-6.92-i386-Live.iso anymore, it is a test release, you can get the final release here:

  10. Philer
    August 3, 2007 at 17:20

    The script seems not working under Ubuntu. I got an error which executing it:

    trap: 165: SIGINT: bad trap.

    Any thoughts?

  11. nazri
    August 27, 2007 at 09:42


    I was successfully using Fedora 7 Live USB. It was so great to have a very mobile PC just in yr pocket and plug-in any machine.

    Except for one thing, i can’t make any changes or save my files into the USB. Is there any way we can do that. I’ve tried to partition the USB but it seems not working..

    Any advices. Thank you

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