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Fedora bootable USB installer

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I want to put the Fedora DVD image onto a bootable USB drive.  If my usb drive is at /dev/sdb is this as simple as:

dd if=FC-6-i386-DVD.iso of=/dev/sdb

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Answer is : "No!"
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What version Fedora Core do you have?
What USB boot mode your system BIOS has support for : USB-HDD ,  USB-ZIP or USB - FDD ?
Just by copying DVD iso image to USB pen drive does not mean flash drive will become bootable even if your USB drive capacity is OK and your PC has support for booting off USB devices.
You have to INSTALL Linux in USB flash drive with all valid boot parameters

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I don't want to install Fedora onto the USB, I want to make a bootable USB installer so that I can plug my USB drive into a blank machine, boot off of it, and install Fedora to the machine's hard disk as if I was installing from the install DVD.

The bios supports booting from usb, I have the latest install DVD (Fedora Core 6) and I have a 4gb usb drive which will hold the entire contents of the install dvd.  I just need to know how I can go about getting the install iso onto the usb drive in a way that allows the usb drive to boot into the installer the same way the installer dvd would.
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"The Fedora Core distribution also includes image files for boot-only CD or DVD media and USB media. You can convert these files into bootable media using standard Linux utilities or third-party programs on other operating systems.
You may boot your computer with boot-only media, and load the installation system from another source to continue the process.
The types of installation source for Fedora include:
      CD or DVD media installation discs
      hard drive, either attached by USB, or internal to the computer
    *network installation server, using either HTTP, FTP, or NFS

You can use this facility to install Fedora Core on machines without using installation discs. For example, you may install Fedora Core on a laptop with no CD or DVD drive by booting the machine with a USB pen drive, and then using a hard drive as an installation source.
The supported boot media for Fedora include:
      CD or DVD media (either installation disc #1 or a special boot-only disc)
      USB media
      etc.
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/install-guide/fc6/en/ch-preparing-media.html
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