Installing Fatdog64 on a flash drive for UEFI and BIOS booting.

   

If you only want to boot on computers with BIOS then use the Fatdog64 installer found in the Control Panel.

The Fatdog64 iso file is a dual hybrid iso file. To install it to a USB flash drive, all you have to do is dd the file on to it. Keep in mind that all files on the flash drive will be destroyed. The flash drive will have a two partition tables on it, so Gparted may not handle adding or modifying partitions correctly. You can use Gparted to remove the Fatdog64 installation from the flash drive.

Please read all of the following steps carefully before actually doing anythig:

1) Plug in the flash drive you want to use. When it appears on the desktop note it's device name. For example "sdb".

2) In the directory that contains the Fatdog64 iso file open a terminal and type this:

        dd if=./<Name of iso file> of=/dev/<Flash drive device name> bs=4M

    Replace <Name of iso file> with the real name of the iso file and replace <Flash drive device name> with your flash drive's device name from step 1. The 'if' stands for input file, the 'of' stands for output file, and 'bs' stands for block size. The './' means to look in the current directory.

    For example if I wanted to dd the Fatdog64-620.iso file on to my flash drive which is identified as sdb. I would do this:
       
        dd if=./Fatdog64-620.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=4M

    Make sure that you have the correct device name for you flash drive. If you use the wrong one you could erase you hard drive!

   
    Some flash drives my show sdb and sdb1 icons on your desktop, maybe more partitions. For your device name, use the device name without a number.

3)  If you flash drive was bigger than 256MB you can add another partition to use the remaining space for storage. Gparted will have problems with this, fdisk can do it if you're careful not to overlap your new partition. Better yet, you can use the fix-usb.sh script to do it for you.  In the terminal type:

    fix-usb.sh /dev/<Flash drive device name>

Then follow the instructions fix-usb.sh gives you.
 
Note: The fix-usb.sh script is also in the root of the iso in case you're using another Linux distribution.

4) f you have any doubt about what you're doing stop now before you start anything!