You can turn Fedora ISO files into either CD or DVD discs, or
into bootable USB media.
To make bootable USB media, use either a Fedora Live image or
one of the minimal boot ISO files. You can use either a Windows
or Linux system to make the bootable USB media.
|USB Image Writing is Nondestructive
Writing the Live or minimal boot image to the USB media is
nondestructive. Any existing data on the
media will not be harmed.
Before you begin, make sure you have sufficient free space
available on your USB media. You do not need to repartition or
reformat your media. It is always a good idea to back
up important data before performing sensitive disk
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.
Download a Live or minimal boot ISO file as shown in Section 3.3, “Which Files Do I Download?”.
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="
If the media does not have a volume name, or you do not know
it, consult the
su -c 'less /var/log/messages'
livecd-iso-to-disk command to
write the ISO image to the media:
su -c 'livecd-iso-to-disk
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.
Procedure 3.2. Creating Bootable USB Media with Linux