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Making usb pen drive bootable for installing linux(fedora):

The usb flash drive must support booting from it & you should have iso file of linux OS.

Then follow these steps:

  • first you have to install “livecd-tools” package.
  • now plug in the pen drive & search the node using dmesg command in terminal,then unmount the partition created by it e.g.:umount /dev/sdb1
  • now use this command to make it bootable:

livecd-iso-to-disk –format –reset-mbr /home/folder/fedora15_32bit.iso /dev/sdb1

where /home/folder/fedora15_32bit.iso  is path,where iso image is present & /dev/sdb1 is path for usb pen drive.

After the terminal shows 100% complete,your usb drive becomes bootable..& this pen drive will no longer show files on windows..

thank you..



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