Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Installing Fedora 19 using LiveUSB

I am trying to install Fedora 19 on one of the hosts. There are a lot of issues that I ran into, which I have documented here.

1. Creating A Live USB using Unetbootin

I am using a Debian Wheezy to create a Fedora 19 bootable USB. Unetbootin for Debian Wheezy has support for building only Fedora 16 x86_64 OS, but we are proceeding with choosing Fedora 16 x86_64 option and installing a Fedora 19 disk Image.


After creating the Live USB, on boot the computer gives the following message:

No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found!

To correct this, I formatted the pendrive using gparted   and created a FAT32 filesystem.

Install packages:

sudo apt-get install gparted dosfstools

Run gparted

sudo gparted

select the USB from devices menu (/dev/sdb in my case). and create a FAT32 filesystem for my USB.

Run unetbootin

sudo unetbootin

Select the appropriate Fedora 19 x86_64 iso image and install it on USB Image.

Live USB is ready.

The Fedora Setup

After choosing the Run Default option from UnetBootin Screen, I divided the fedora partitions into 3 parts:
Label Type Mount Point Size
LinuxLocalFolder ext4 / 380 GB
WindowsLocalFolder ext4 /var 40GB
root /home ext4 20GB
Swap Space swap swap 20GB

LVM (Logical Volume Mount)

Something new, unlike previous Primary Partitions (4 in number ) and countless Logical Partitions, Fedora 19 gives us LVM, where we can just assign each partition the label LVM, and Fedora itself configures what to take as a primary partition and what to take as a logical partition.

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