To make bootable USB media, use a Fedora Live image. Use
either a Windows or Linux system to make the bootable USB media.
USB Image Writing is Nondestructive
Writing the Live image to the USB media is
nondestructive. Any existing data on the
media is not harmed.
It is always a good idea to back up important data
before performing sensitive disk operations.
To begin, make sure there is sufficient free space available on
the USB media. There is no need to repartition or reformat
your media. It is always a good idea to back up
important data before performing sensitive disk
Follow the instructions given at the site and in the
liveusb-creator program to create
the bootable USB media.
220.127.116.11. USB Image Creation in Linux
USB media often comes in the form of flash devices sometimes
called pen drives, thumb
disks, or keys; or as an
externally connected hard disk device. Almost all media of
this type is formatted as a vfat file system. You can create
bootable USB media on media formatted as ext2, ext3, or vfat.
Unusual USB Media
In a few cases with oddly formatted or partitioned USB
media, the image writing may fail.
Install the livecd-tools package on your
system. For Fedora systems, use the following command:
su -c 'yum -y install livecd-tools'
Plug in your USB media.
Find the device name for your USB media. If the media has a
volume name, look up the name in /dev/disk/by-label, or use the
su -c 'findfs LABEL="MyLabel"'
If the media does not have a volume name, or you do not know
it, consult the /var/log/messages log
su -c 'less /var/log/messages'
Use the livecd-iso-to-disk command to
write the ISO image to the media:
su -c 'livecd-iso-to-disk the_image.iso /dev/sdX1'
Replace sdX1 with the device name
for the partition on the USB media. Most flash drives and
external hard disks use only one partition. If you have
changed this behavior or have oddly partitioned media, you
may need to consult other sources of help.