Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem

Alhamdulillaah, I’ve successfully loaded the Fedora 11 Beta Live CD onto an SD card.  This allows me to boot directly from the card using my USB card reader, much as if it were a USB key/flash drive.  In short, after a few attempts, everything just works.

The few attempts mostly related to loading the Live CD image onto the SD card, as my flash memory reader is somewhat fussy and I was experimenting with different filesystems – my preference being to use a free software filesystem before using one of Microsoft’s.  I was able to do this using the ext2 filesystem (no need for journaling on a Live USB key, right?), as I have no need to store anything else on it.  Incidentally, I created an overlay image for persistence, so any changes made to the system while running should be saved and persist between reboots.  We’ll see how that works.

One of the driving factors for getting the Fedora 11 Beta Live image working is because I want to give my father, who just recently purchased a new netbook (Lenovo), a nice tour of a recent version of Fedora.  A Live USB version would be ideal for this.

Update: I’ve since gone ahead and installed Fedora 11 Beta on my laptop, as well (from the DVD install, though).