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Old 17th April 2008, 08:56 AM
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Minimal Boot Media

Morning all,

Anyone know where I can find the minimal boot media for USB, FEDORA 8?

fedora/linux/releases/8/Fedora/ arch /os/images/diskboot.img

Many thanks,

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Old 17th April 2008, 09:02 AM
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Have you read through 3.3. Which Files Do I Download? ?

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Old 17th April 2008, 09:10 AM
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I did, but I must be missing something because I dont know where to find

fedora/linux/releases/8/Fedora/ arch /os/images/diskboot.img
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I did, but I must be missing something because I dont know where to find

fedora/linux/releases/8/Fedora/ arch /os/images/diskboot.img

http://fedora.tu-chemnitz.de/pub/lin...386/os/images/
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Old 17th April 2008, 09:16 AM
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Hello:
Try this link .... for example.
http://ftp.usf.edu/pub/fedora/linux/...386/os/images/

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Many thanks, there was no link to click on and I couldn't figure out how to find it..Cheers mate...
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Old 17th April 2008, 09:43 AM
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I downloaded the dootdisk.img, it is sitting on my desktop.... as per instructions and did the following

[root@localhost Graham]# dd if=diskboot.img of=/dev/sdX
dd: opening `diskboot.img': No such file or directory
[root@localhost Graham]# ls -l /dev/disk/by-id/
total 0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 2008-04-17 08:50 ata-ST94811A_3KW1K8JH -> ../../sda
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2008-04-17 08:50 ata-ST94811A_3KW1K8JH-part1 -> ../../sda1
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2008-04-17 08:50 ata-ST94811A_3KW1K8JH-part2 -> ../../sda2
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 2008-04-17 08:50 scsi-SATA_ST94811A_3KW1K8JH -> ../../sda
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2008-04-17 08:50 scsi-SATA_ST94811A_3KW1K8JH-part1 -> ../../sda1
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2008-04-17 08:50 scsi-SATA_ST94811A_3KW1K8JH-part2 -> ../../sda2
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 2008-04-17 10:06 usb-Generic_USB_Flash_Disk_000000000004A9-0:0 -> ../../sdb
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2008-04-17 10:06 usb-Generic_USB_Flash_Disk_000000000004A9-0:0-part1 -> ../../sdb1
[root@localhost Graham]# dd if=diskboot.img of=/dev/sdb1
dd: opening `diskboot.img': No such file or directory
[root@localhost Graham]# dd if=diskboot.img of=/dev/sdb
dd: opening `diskboot.img': No such file or directory
[root@localhost Graham]#


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Old 17th April 2008, 09:53 AM
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Hello:
Perhaps I'm somewhat confused ??

Did you try following the isntructions located here ?
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Old 17th April 2008, 09:58 AM
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3.4. How Do I Make Fedora Media?

To make media, choose one of the following options:

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Making CD and DVD Media. To learn how to turn ISO images into CD or DVD media, refer to http://docs.fedoraproject.org/readme-burning-isos/.
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Making Minimal USB Boot Media. The minimal USB disk image, diskboot.img, requires a blank USB flash drive. Writing the minimal USB boot image to a USB flash drive will destroy all the data on the drive.

On a Linux system, as root, use the following command to write the image to the drive:

dd if=diskboot.img of=/dev/sdX

[Warning] Write to the Correct Device

Make sure you are writing to the proper disk. Consult the /var/log/messages log or use the dmesg command. If your system supports dynamic device creation, run the command ls -l /dev/disk/by-id/ to locate the device.



Which is what I did, see the output above... Should I have put the file somewhere else? It's on my desktop, I will change to that location and run the commands again.
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Old 17th April 2008, 10:03 AM
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Ok thats seems to have worked...what I dont get is why does it show that I have 2 USB devices sdb and sbd1?

[root@localhost Graham]# ls -l /dev/disk/by-id/
total 0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 2008-04-17 08:50 ata-ST94811A_3KW1K8JH -> ../../sda
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2008-04-17 08:50 ata-ST94811A_3KW1K8JH-part1 -> ../../sda1
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2008-04-17 08:50 ata-ST94811A_3KW1K8JH-part2 -> ../../sda2
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 2008-04-17 08:50 scsi-SATA_ST94811A_3KW1K8JH -> ../../sda
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2008-04-17 08:50 scsi-SATA_ST94811A_3KW1K8JH-part1 -> ../../sda1
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2008-04-17 08:50 scsi-SATA_ST94811A_3KW1K8JH-part2 -> ../../sda2
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 2008-04-17 10:06 usb-Generic_USB_Flash_Disk_000000000004A9-0:0 -> ../../sdb
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2008-04-17 10:06 usb-Generic_USB_Flash_Disk_000000000004A9-0:0-part1 -> ../../sdb1
[root@localhost Graham]# dd if=diskboot.img of=/dev/sdb1
dd: opening `diskboot.img': No such file or directory
[root@localhost Graham]# dd if=diskboot.img of=/dev/sdb
dd: opening `diskboot.img': No such file or directory
[root@localhost Graham]# ls
Backup Desktop Download Pictures Templates vmware
client Documents Music Public Videos
[root@localhost Graham]# cd Desktop/
[root@localhost Desktop]# dd if=diskboot.img of=/dev/sdb
24576+0 records in
24576+0 records out
12582912 bytes (13 MB) copied, 4.37075 s, 2.9 MB/s
[root@localhost Desktop]# dd if=diskboot.img of=/dev/sdb1
24576+0 records in
24576+0 records out
12582912 bytes (13 MB) copied, 0.891031 s, 14.1 MB/s

I ran command and pointed it to sdb1 and the files are there...but what about sdb?
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Old 17th April 2008, 10:08 AM
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In case you are interested, please see my post on the NETWORKING page regarding the problems I am having with wireless. I am going to rebuild the laptop and see what happens, but I do not have a DVD on this machine so thought that a minimal boot media on my USB stick was the way to go so I can rebuild it here at work where I have an internet connection..
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Old 17th April 2008, 10:28 AM
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/dev/sdb is the whole disk, /dev/sdb1 is the first partition on drive /dev/sdb. You destroyed the bootable drive set up by "dd if=diskboot.img of=/dev/sdb" with your second dd command. Re-run "dd if=diskboot.img of=/dev/sdb" to restore the drive to the correct status.
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Nice one!!! Cheers....
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Ok, did it, went to boot from the usb stick and got BOOT ERROR.....
Re copied the files, started all over again and the same thing happens :-(
All I want to do is rebuild, I have an internet connection, no cd drive and a USB stick...there must be a way of doing this!!!!
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In case any one is interested and if you ever have to do it......
I installed UNetbootin, rebooted and connected to a mirror got the F8 image from there.
I couldn't get an image from download.fedora.redhat.com.
I also tried the following IP's

209.132.176.220
66.187.224.20
209.132.176.20

Still no luck.

In the end I checked a few posts and found someone who got F7 from a Dutch mirror.
I replaced the 7 with an 8 in the folder on the off chance it might work....low and behold..I now have a working F8 back on my laptop :-)

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