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Quote:Fedora 9 now lets you create a bootable Linux distribution on a flash drive with persistence. In other words, you can not only boot any PC that will accept USB drive booting into Linux, you can even boot into your own personal desktop. Now, that can be useful. 

Perhaps the easiest way to set up your own Fedora desktop on a stick is to use, believe it or not, liveusb-creator on Windows. This program gives you a straightforward GUI for creating Fedora desktop sticks. There is also a version of the program for Linux, but it's still in beta.


Of course, you can also install the Fedora stick desktop with command-line instructions. I tried both ways, and while the Windows application is mindlessly simple, using the manual way on Linux isn't going to task anyone with any Linux experience.

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I tried using liveusb-creator for Fedora 9 (i686) but when I selected the iso, and clicked "Create Live USB," the text said


"Make sure your USB key is plugged in and formatted with the FAT filesystem

LiveUSB creation failed!"


My USB is a Sandisk Cruzer (4 gigs) and is formatted FAT32. Any advice would be welcome!

hi i've just tried this on a 2gb usb key in windows and it worked great, in fact i'm posting from a computer booted with the fedora 9 live usb stick so i know its worked !


when you tried creating it an error log should have been created, can you post that here ? are you sure the key is formatted ?




Try FAT16 first. Use "lsusb" in a command prompt to verify that the USB stick has been seen, then "fdisk -l" to see if it recognises the filesystem.


Win2K and XP should be able to build FAT16 on a 4GB partition, it was only DOS that had the 2GB limitation.