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Install fedora from usb stick ?

asked 2014-03-18 05:53:53 -0600

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updated 2014-03-18 08:11:36 -0600

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presentely i'm using windows xp.. How can i make my usb stick bootable.. and install fedora 20.. Suggestion welcome

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answered 2014-03-18 06:28:39 -0600

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updated 2014-03-18 06:30:12 -0600

The best solution I've used is with

That tool works from Linux and the commercial operating system you mentioned. It makes life very easy - you just need to put on your Live CD image of choice, boot up from it, then follow the install options.

It'll do other Live CDs, not just Fedora. But will only download fedora .iso's as part of the creation process. You can point it at pretty much any bootable ISO image you like.

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answered 2014-03-18 11:02:37 -0600

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How to create and use Live USB

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answered 2014-03-18 06:31:07 -0600

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There are many options to do so. The easiest and best way is to install the liveusb-creator tool:

Download the ISO (or you could let the tool download it), then choose your USB and press "Create Live USB". It will take care of everything (format it, and make it bootable).

Or, you could use UNetbootin. However, the wiki warns that users have reported errors in the installation.

The various processes for Windows, Linux & Mac OS X are described in detail in the wiki page:

After you're done, you can format it in Linux, and use the dd command to erase the bootable sector (be careful with it). If it doesn't bother you it's not necessary and doesn't affect its function.

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I installed Fedora20 via USB using UNetbootin for windows, and it worked flawlessly.

You may either select the distribution from the list, or browse to a downloaded Fedora20 ISO you downloaded (which is what I did, seeing the LXDE spin doesn't appear in the Unetbootin menu). Then, select the USB stick to install to (make sure it is formatted to FAT or FAT32 beforehand) and Unetbootin should do the rest.

When Unetbootin is done you may choose to either reboot immediately or just close the window, and reboot when you feel like it and then boot from the USB to start the installation.

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