Making a Fedora 11 Installation USB Stick

Recently I bought a brand new laptop with no optical drive onboard. The obvious way to install Fedora 11 was throught a Fedora 11 Live USB Stick which i had to create. Althought I wanted a fully customized clean install and the only way to do that is thgough a Fedora 11 Installation DVD. So, I had to create a Fedora 11 Installation USB Stick.

After a google search I came up with the following link of “how to  install Fedora 11 DVD from a 4GB USB stick”. I am pasting the steps with some small corrections.

What you will need: a USB stick with 4GB minimum capacity, a Fedora 11 DVD image file and livecd-tools.

# yum install -y livecd-tools

# mkdir /media/iso
# livecd-iso-to-disk –reset-mbr <path to>/Fedora-11-i386-DVD.iso  /dev/sdb1

# mkdir /media/<usb disk>/images
# mount -o loop <path to>/Fedora-11-i386-DVD.iso /media/iso
# cp /media/iso/images/install.img  /media/<usb disk>/images/
# cp <path to>/Fedora-11-i386-DVD.iso /media/<usb disk>/

*where sdb1 is your usb stick device

Now, when you boot your usb stick you have to choose that the installation image is on a hard drive and after that select your usb stick. Probably is under the name /dev/sdb1 or the last in the list of the devices. Now you are ready for a clean and customized Fedora 11 installation like you are booting from a Fedora 11 Installation DVD.

Enjoy 🙂