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Creating a Fedora Live USB Stick

Introduction

In order to load any operating system on your computer, you need to use a boot disc when the computer is powered on. However, discs are slow and (normally) read-only, so you can also write the image to a USB drive.

A USB will be faster both to write the image to and for the PC to read at boot time

A USB will be faster both to write the image to and for the PC to read at boot time. Note that some distros like Puppy will require you to write the image to a CD or DVD first (-and boot from it), before you can then install it to a USB stick, but this is not true for Fedora (-nor, indeed, Ubuntu, Mint, etc).

This article looks at using the Fedora Live USB Installer


Installing the Fedora Live USB Creator

You can download the Fedora Live USB Creator by clicking on the "Download Now!" button on the following site:

http://fedoraproject.org/get-fedora

Note: there is a version which runs on Windows as well as that for Fedora

Alternatively, Fedora users can install from the command line using:

$ yum install liveusb-creator


Using the Fedora Live USB Creator

You can start the Fedora Live USB Creator from the activities area by clicking on it's icon:

Fedora Live USB installer icon

However, we find the best way to run the Fedora Live USB Creator is from the command line using:

$ sudo /usr/bin/liveusb-creator

The Fedora Live USB Creator dialogue will display:

Fedora Live USB installer Window

The first thing you will need to do is to locate the Linux Distro you want to burn to the USB: you can either use the "Browse" button to navigate to an image you downloaded previously, or you can use one of the "Download Fedora" drop-down options to download an burn an image in one go:

Navigating to a Distro in Fedora Live USB installer

Once the source has been located - you need to select the destination (USB drive) using the "Target Device" drop-down:

Selecting the USB Drive in Fedora Live USB installer

If desired, you can also configure some persistent storage on the USB drive (-so changes made during any session performed with the USB stick will be saved) - using the "Persistent Storage" slider:

Allocating persistant storage in Fedora Live USB installer

Once you have configured your desired setup, simply click the "Create Live USB" button:

Fedora Live USB installer - installing

Once the progress bar reaches 100%, the process is complete. Right click on the dialogue header and choose the "Close" button to quit the application:

Closing Fedora Live USB installer



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