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Cushie



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:52 pm    Post subject: ow to copy Cover Disk to Usb drive Reply with quote

I'm sure this topic must have been covered but I get no results from the 'search' box.

I like use my AoA netbook for reading articles and trying out new distros. Instead of burning a distro from an iso file I would like to boot the coverdisk but have no attached DVD ROM!

How can I copy the DVD to a USB stick using another computer and be able to boot from that and be able to read the articles? I have tried 'dd' but not got the parameters correct yet and had to reformat the drive to get it back in use.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try Unetbootin.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Subject to correction by someone who knows different, dd won't work with an iso designed to give a bootable CD/DVD - the structure is wrongly set up, and is designed for CD. Unetbootin will get the correct structure in place.
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Cushie



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for your suggestions Dutch_Master and 'dandnsmith' I have tried Unetbootin with the latest Lxf dvd 152 and is will copy/install an iso file on the dvd eg Fedora/Gnome Live, which is there as an iso file, but I can't get it to copy the whole dvd so that I could use it on the netbook.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unetbootin expects an ISO image to work from. You could try giving /dev/dvd as the name of the ISO image in Unetbootin. It should work, although I've not tried it. If it doesn't, copy the DVD to an ISO image with
Code:
cp /dev/dvd lxf.iso

and tell Unetbootin to use that.
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