[SOLVED] Fedora: cannot run "live" using a USB stick (solved...sort of)
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Offline ThePontificator

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On a whim I mounted Fedora 22 (64-bit Workstation) on a USB stick using Unetbootin for Mac.
When I tried to boot Fedora on my Windows notebook the distro loads but is very slow, cannot connect to Internet, about half the apps in the distro appear to be loaded and there's no way to log out or power down except do a hard shut-down using the power button.

This is not my first annoyance with trying Fedora "live" via USB. My old Aspire One (1st Gen) would not run Fedora "live", either. Pretty much the same deal.

BTW after giving up last night I used the same USB drive to run Mint as a live image with no problems.

Any ideas? My Linux "skill level" is that of a casual home user.
« Last Edit: August 21, 2015, 01:02:36 PM by ThePontificator »
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Offline FOSS-user

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Re: Fedora: cannot run "live" using a USB stick
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2015, 10:08:47 AM »
Some distros don't like unetbootin, try using dd instead.
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Re: Fedora: cannot run "live" using a USB stick
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2015, 10:21:59 AM »
AND  check the md5 verification on the file after you get it downloaded.
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Re: Re: Fedora: cannot run "live" using a USB stick
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2015, 10:26:39 AM »
Some distros don't like unetbootin, try using dd instead.


"dd" is a Linux command. Note that I have NO computers at home running Linux. Just a Mac that's not connected to the Internet and a Windows notebook.

ETA: I downloaded Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 and used LiLi to create a USB drive. I'm currently using it on Windows notebook with no apparent issues. The intent of trying to use Fedora was to take the GNOME 3*** desktop for a test drive. I like it.
« Last Edit: August 21, 2015, 01:01:15 PM by ThePontificator »
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As the previous poster stated, a lot of Linux distros do not like unetbootin. Might I suggest Win32imager? It's freely available via SourceForge. 

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Re: Re: Re: Fedora: cannot run "live" using a USB stick
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2015, 05:26:24 AM »
"dd" is a Linux command. Note that I have NO computers at home running Linux. Just a Mac that's not connected to the Internet and a Windows notebook.
The Mac runs a modified version of FreeBSD so should have dd, & you can download dd.exe & use it in Windows. :)
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Indeed, OSX originates from multiple forks of BSD 4.3, NetBSD 1.3 & FreeBSD 3.


Also, OSX does have "dd" (and there are even GUI's for it). See: HERE

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Re: [SOLVED] Fedora: cannot run "live" using a USB stick (solved...sort of)
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2015, 08:52:09 PM »
I personally agree with c00ter, I recommend win32imager.  It is what I use when I make any Linux/*BSD LiveUSBs on my Windows boot.  Specifically when I'm completely re-doing my laptop.
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