Preparing a Chapeau USB disk on Chapeau, Fedora & other derivatives

Capacity requirement

A USB disk capacity of at least 4GB is required to create a Chapeau bootable USB disk.

These methods are not destructive, so existing data on the media is not harmed. Nevertheless, it is always a good idea to back up important data before performing sensitive disk operations.

Using a graphical tool

  1. Plug in your USB disk
  2. Launch LiveUSB Creator, either from a menu or by entering liveusb-creator on the command line. Enter the root password for your system when LiveUSB Creator prompts you for it.
  3. Click the Browse button under the Use existing LiveCD label, browse to the location where you previously downloaded the Chapeau ISO file, and select that file.
  4. Click Create Live USB.

Using livecd-tools

  1. Plug in your USB media.
  2. Find the device name for your USB media by looking at the most recent device log entries.
    Open a terminal and tail the output of the dmesg command, you will see message;
    $ dmesg | tail
    You will see messages showing the device name being created when you plugged it in, something like ‘sdx‘ as shown in the following example;
    $ dmesg | tail
    [288954.686557] usb 2-1.8: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=1, SerialNumber=2
    [288954.686559] usb 2-1.8: Product: USB Storage
    [288954.686562] usb 2-1.8: SerialNumber: 000000009225
    [288954.712590] usb-storage 2-1.8:1.0: USB Mass Storage device detected
    [288954.712687] scsi host6: usb-storage 2-1.8:1.0
    [288954.712809] usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage
    [288954.716682] usbcore: registered new interface driver uas
    [288955.717140] scsi 6:0:0:0: Direct-Access     Generic  STORAGE DEVICE   9228 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0
    [288955.717745] sd 6:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg4 type 0
    [288961.876382] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdx] Attached SCSI removable disk
  3. Use the livecd-iso-to-disk command to write the ISO image to the media:
    su -c 'livecd-iso-to-disk Chapeau_20.1_x86_64.iso /dev/sdx1'
    Replace sdX1 with the device name for the partition on the USB media. Most flash drives and external hard disks use only one partition. If you have changed this behavior or have oddly partitioned media, you may need to consult other sources of help.