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Fatdog64 install on USB? (SOLVED)
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oldbones

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PostPosted: Sat 21 Feb 2015, 15:23    Post subject:  Fatdog64 install on USB? (SOLVED)  

Could someone point me to an easy to follow tutorial on how i might install Fatdog64 to my USB drive please. Thanks
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don570


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PostPosted: Sat 21 Feb 2015, 15:54    Post subject: fatdog USB install  

Google "fatdog + usb'

Warning: a UEFI computer is tricky to boot up with a USB stick

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=83402
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6S5ruNWtiSg
http://distro.ibiblio.org/fatdog/web/faqs/uefi-flashdrive.html

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Ted Dog


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PostPosted: Sat 21 Feb 2015, 15:56    Post subject:  

few easy options, what boot type EFI or BIOS.. size of USB? Few more harder options (but better in other cases/uses etc)

But hold off with Fatdog for a few hours to a day, they just closed RC thread = new final release VERY SOON.. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

newer less dangerous option (no dd command ) with more flexiblity for EFI
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=97141

dd method posted above this post is the easiest for booting for combo BIOS and/or EFI but limits USB usefulness.
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gcmartin


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PostPosted: Sat 21 Feb 2015, 19:57    Post subject: FATDOG only uses 269MB. ALL other USB space is lost!  

Many users have missed this statement on the FATDOG webpage:
FATDOG wrote:
An USB flashdrive on which the Fatdog.iso has been written following the steps above, cannot be re-partitioned with Gparted anymore because Fatdog's hybrid partitions (combining ISO partition, GPT and MBR partitions) confuse Gparted, regardless of whether it is treated with fix-usb.sh or not. It will boot, it will work, and it will work very well with Linux on BIOS and UEFI system, but yo cannot re-partition it again with Gparted because it thinks that the flashdrive has invalid partitions.

If you ever need to re-partition the flash drive again, you need to be aware of two things:
a) Doing so will delete all data on the flash drive, so please back up your data first.
b) It will remove Fatdog installation permanently
Its obscure and is delineated on that page.

Hope this is helpful to understanding what will happen to your USB no matter what its size is.

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PostPosted: Sun 22 Feb 2015, 05:39    Post subject:  

Thanks for all the help and advice fella's
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