Re: Problem with mediawriter on old Fedora installation

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On 9/14/23 14:30, Joe Zeff wrote:
For a number of different reasons, my desktop is still on F25, and my laptop's hard drive has failed.  I need to make a bootable USB drive, first to install F38 on my laptop's new drive and second to get my desktop current.  Alas, when I try to run mediawriter, it failed with a Segmentation fault twice, at the same spot.  I know that there's a way to put the .iso onto the drive with dd, but don't know the proper incantation as I've never had to do it before.  If somebody can provide it, I'd be grateful.

Hi Joe,

I can't answer about mediawriter.

dd works well for creating bootable devices.

dd if=f38.iso of=/dev/sdX bs=1m (see note below about bs=)

There are a lot of other options but that is the minimum and should work.

if = input file (your file.iso)
of = output file (here you would use the whole unpartitioned device)
bs = block size (how large of chunks at a time to transfer: little stuff 4k, big stuff 1m, 4m, 16m. Bigger the chunks faster the copy. Writable media is much better now days). Good luck.

It's been a long time since I've done this but I think that's the basic way to do it.
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