Install to USB - Yes I have done research
I am quite new to this forum (this is my first post) so do please forgive any details or issues that are copied from other threads.
Currently I am running on Ubuntu 11.4 and it works fine. I have an 8GB flash that I wanted to install the fedora live robotics spin onto, however I would also like to keep the flash as having the ability to store and transfer personal data - like any normal flash drive. I used the dd if=<isoImage> of=/dev/sdg command to install it once and successfully boot from the flash. However, when I installed the spin it took up all the space on my flash drive.
I was wondering if there is a way that I can install the fedora live spin in this manner: Partition the drive into 3 partitions - 1GB for the fedora-live os, 1GB for swap space so that the os doesn't run slow, and a 6GB partition that would act as a regular flash as if i just bought one from the store.
I used dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdg to wipe the flash then repartitioned it used fdisk. I put a bootable flag on the 1st partition and used partition 2 for the swap. Partition 3 was the 6GB partition as described above. I then used mkfs.vfat for the first and third partitions to format them. Finally I ran dd if=<isoimage> of=/dev/sdg1 bs=1GB to install the fedora spin to the 1 GB patition on my flash. I then unmounted the flash (actually I can't exactly remember at what points it was mounted or not but i'm pretty sure that it was mounted when I installed the iso to the flash). I then tried to boot from the flash and i recieved the isolinux.boot is missing or is corrupt error.
The PC does boot from flash, and no, the flash drive is not broken.