Use direct image writing for Fedora

Bug #1274346 reported by Adam Williamson on 2014-01-30
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Bug Description

Would you consider having unetbootin write Fedora images simply by imaging them directly to the stick - i.e. a 'dd'?

The Fedora images are very carefully tuned to boot successfully on the widest possible range of systems when written this way. They'll boot on BIOS PCs, UEFI PCs, and Macs. And we test this method with every Fedora release, so it has a high expectation of working. unetbootin is out there in 'mind share', so it'd be great for Fedora if it simply did a direct image write - we could then recommend people to use it with confidence.

This is of course a destructive operation, but it definitely has a higher boot success rate than simply writing data to the stick whatever format it's currently in and sticking a syslinux bootloader on it.

description: updated
sand honers (sandhoners123) wrote :

I agree

Changed in unetbootin:
status: New → Confirmed
status: Confirmed → Opinion
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