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I have an .iso image of the full Fedora 16 install (Downloaded from http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora-options#formats as "Fedora 16 DVD") and the question now is: How do I write it on a USB stick, so I can install it on my Mac book?

I tried using DD as the install guide said, and that gave me a USB stick which can boot from my PC. But it can't boot from the Mac (The Mac start menu don't show it as a boot option).

Edit: I downloaded a live install image, and did this (SSD is my USB 4GB thing)

/sbin/mkdosfs -F 32 -n usbdisk /dev/dev/sdd1

sudo livecd-iso-to-disk --format --reset-mbr --efi /tmp/download/Fedora-16-i686-Live-KDE.iso /dev/sdd1 

And this produced an image which can boot on my pc but not on my mac. This seems to indicate that the --efi is not working, because if it really was EFI it would not boot on a normal pc, would it?

I then tried this: (Difference being that I write the image directory to /dev/sdd instead of /dev/sdd1) but this still will not boot on the Mac (it newer shows up at the startup screen on the Mac).

sudo livecd-iso-to-disk --format --reset-mbr --efi /tmp/download/Fedora-

PS: My host Linux is Fedora 13.

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use liveusb-creater it is a software for creating live usb, or see http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_to_create_and_use_Live_USB

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  • But the documentation say that this only work for the live image. The 3.5GB image I downloaded is the install image, not a live image. – MTilsted Dec 21 '11 at 20:46
  • Oh it seems there is some conflicting documentation. The documentation you linked say: "The livecd-iso-to-disk method also works with DVD install iso images, even though these are not Live images." so I will try use it and repport back :} – MTilsted Dec 21 '11 at 21:00
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EDIT: Okay i make some investigation and seems like only from Fedora 17 there is EFI boot support so you won't be able to boot Fedora 16.
source: http://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/12037.html

I only found this article that can be useful: http://fedorasolved.org/Members/jmontleon/installing-fedora-16-on-macbooks-using-grub2-efi

it's a very HARD job, you will probably want to avoid this and install Fedora 17+.

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  • Please read the UNetbootin documentation: "Note that Live USB drives are bootable only on PCs (not on Macs)." – slhck Aug 19 '13 at 8:23
  • that's not true, on my macbook pro 2010 OSX 10.8.4 yesterday i boot Gparted created with unebootin without problem (EFI boot) – mtt Aug 19 '13 at 8:29
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    Can you maybe try booting Fedora? It'd be appreciated if you could edit your post to include a little more context than just a link (and also capitalize the I properly), and quickly describe how to create the bootable version. Thanks. – slhck Aug 19 '13 at 8:50

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