So I burned a Fedora 23 alpha 2 on a 16GB USB stick through
dd if=path/to/fedora.iso of=/dev/usb_device bs=512
bs=512 because the sectors on the stick are 512 bytes.
Opening the stick in fdisk gives me the warning:
WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/xvdi'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted.
Continuing in fdisk is useless, given the totally impossible parameters it returns:
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/xvdi1 * 0 2928639 1464320 0 Empty /dev/xvdi2 172 8695 4262 ef EFI (FAT-12/16/32) /dev/xvdi3 8776 42919 17072 0 Empty
It is clear that partition 1 does overlap 2 and 3. However, if I use (GNU) parted, I get the warning:
Warning: The driver descriptor says the physical block size is 2048 bytes, but Linux says it is 512 bytes. Ignore/Cancel?"
Which gives impossible sizes upon ignore. I would like to add an additional partition on the USB stick, but given the way both fdisk and parted behave, that seems rather impossible to me. Does anybody know how to fix this?
This article also deals with the problem, but the solutions mentioned there don't work (for me), and I have no (enough) rights to comment.
Reassembling the iso file keeps giving it a Apple label in the GPT on which both fdisk and parted fail. (Why) Isn't it possible to just have this 1.5GB iso written to USB with msdos or fat32 file system? Or any other solution would be most welcome.