Setting up my environment in Fedora - Creating a boot disk
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Estimated 1 minute read · Saturday, 20 October 2018
I had to re-install so I documented my process. In this post, I focus on getting a Fedora 28 live media installation ready on a USB boot disk so that I can begin the installation process.
Note: I am using a Lenovo Ideapad 330. When the logo appears on boot I need to enter the BIOS
F2 key. In order to boot from USB I need to enable legacy boot and move the
USB boot option to the top of the list.
I used the
dd command to convert and copy the ISO to the USB drive.
- Download the ISO. Check out LinuxLookup for other distros.
- Display all disk partitions to get the USB device.
fdisk -l #results Disk /dev/sdc: 7.5 GiB, 8053063680 bytes, 15728640 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disklabel type: dos Disk identifier: 0x3a663a44
- Copy the ISO to the USB drive.
dd if=/path/to/Fedora-Workstation-Live-x86_64-28-1.1.iso of=/dev/sdc
- if = input file - read from file instead of stdin
- of = output file - write to file instead of stdin
Note that there are other methods to create live installation images in the terminal and the GUI.