Turning LiveCDs into LiveUSBs

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I use the SystemRescueCD a lot at work. My work study scoffed at me for actually running it from CD rather than a USB stick... because the USB stick is much faster. I bought a three pack of SanDisk Cruzer Micro 2GB USB thumb drives from CostCo for about $50. I followed the SystemRescueCD instructions and bingo it worked. Ok, it boots up a lot faster now.

So, now to apply it to Fedora and CentOS. Luckily Fedora has instructions. Following those instructions, I could boot Fedora 8 from USB.

I applied the Fedora method to the recently released CentOS 5.1 LiveCD and that worked too. I guess the same principle would apply to any LiveCD .iso you'd want to throw at it... including regular distro install media. They even have a program for Windows users.


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Thomas's picture

re: Turning LiveCDs into LiveUSBs

Hey Scott,

Great info! I can be a bit of a cheapskate sometimes. ;) I'm impressed with the price difference between disks and usb memory sticks. The USB will surly have a longer life. Yet for the difference in price you can buy hundreds of CD's or DVD's. Lately I've been using DVD/RW's.

Thomas


Joble's picture

Nice Tools

I know some people who are interested in both topics, bootable usb and rescue tools. Good information on both, thanks!

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