"Isolinux.bin missing or corrupt" when booting from USB

I was trying it out to boot from USB using fedora for a friends laptop. On booting I saw the above error.

And found the answer at:

http://chakra-project.org/bbs/viewtopic.php?pid=15013#p15013

dd if=[name of iso] of=/dev/sdc

NOT /dev/sdc1 and before removing the usb stick type into terminal:


sync
eject /dev/sdc

sdc being whatever your usb stick device is
this will ensure that all the data is written to the stick before removal.

Voila! It worked. Like the next comment says in the above post, indeed, so stupid of me :P

Written on January 22, 2011