Testing/Reports/dd installs

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dd installs to USB sticks

For Advanced Users
You can destroy all the data and programs on your hard disk if you enter the wrong letter in (X) of=/dev/sd(X)
Use "mount" command in terminal and look for the correct USB name ie /dev/sdb;/dev/sdc/;/dev/sdd etc
Enter the root terminal with "su" (Fedora) or "sudo su" (Ubuntu) command
  • Successful USB Boot Sticks built with dd command
All did sucessful installs to an external USB Hard Disk
Great for installs to Netbooks
  • NOTE append bs=2M to end of command line for a faster write
  • Equipment used:
ACER ASPIRE ONE Intel N450 Atom Processor 1.66 Ghz 512KB cache
Booted to gome3 if present
EeePC1000HE only achieved gnome 2. fallback


Gnome 2.32.0
Desktop# dd if=livecd-fedora-live-desktop-201101311532.iso of=/dev/sdg
dd if=livecd-fedora-live-desktop-201101311532.iso of=/dev/sdg
2000896+0 records in
2000896+0 records out
1024458752 bytes (1.0 GB) copied, 391.723 s, 2.6 MB/s


Desktop# dd if=gnome3_test_20110310_x86_64.iso of=/dev/sdg
dd if=gnome3_test_20110310_x86_64.iso of=/dev/sdg
1490944+0 records in
1490944+0 records out
763363328 bytes (763 MB) copied, 212.2 s, 3.6 MB/s
#fedora-test-day IRC Log
<satellit_> adamw; jlaska: doing test install to external USB 320GB HD from gnome3 test x86_64 booted USB in ACER ASPIRE ONE (atom N450) boots;  firstboot; smolt;login gnome3...works
<jlaska> satellit_: you've got a streak of luck going :)
<satellit_> booted from 320GB USB drive..... nice netbook installer
<satellit_> why does dd work so well? 
<vbraun> ./topic Why does dd work so well?
<satellit_> this was the x86-64 .iso dd to USB did not expect it to boot N450 atom...
* satellit_ i removed ACER internal HD physically to avoid accidentally involving it in anaconda writes
<satellit_> installing Xchat from Add/Remove Software  worked
* satellit-gn3 (~sugar@208-100-148-220.bendbroadband.com) has joined #fedora-test-day
<satellit-gn3> here is the gnome3 install
<satellit-gn3> it is in the proper activites internet menu
<satellit-gn3> xchat
<satellit-gn3> will try updates now
* satellit-gn3 has quit (Client Quit)
<satellit_> 147 updates shown
<satellit_> selenix denial..pop up continues to Downloading packages
<satellit_> installing: https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F15/FEDORA-2011-3099
<satellit_> finished. All software is up to date.. try restart for boot test...here is hoping
<satellit_> log out shutdown no menu item for shutdown?
<satellit_> fedora ("f") on reboot
<satellit_> gdm login; gnome# IT Works....: )
<satellit_> s/gnome3
<satellit_> afk for Paris-Nice on Versus
* You are now known as satellit_afk
* satellit-gn3 (~sugar@208-100-148-220.bendbroadband.com) has joined #fedora-test-day


Desktop# dd if=Fedora-15-AlphaRC2-i686-Live-Desktop.iso of=/dev/sdg
1161216+0 records in
1161216+0 records out
594542592 bytes (595 MB) copied, 157.114 s, 3.8 MB/s
#fedora-test-day IRC Log
<satellit_> dd if=Fedora-15-AlphaRC2-i686-Live-Desktop.iso of=/dev/sdg boots 2 GB USB on ACER ASPIRE ONE in gnome3 with wireless