Fedora Live USB Creator is a free program that lets you download and copy Fedora Linux to a USB Flash Drive to run or install it from the device.
Fedora Linux is a popular Linux distribution. It can be installed on a computer system or started from a Live CD or USB stick.
The Fedora Live USB Creator aids users in the creation of the Fedora operating system on an USB Flash Drive. While it is possible to do so manually, by downloading the ISO and copying it to the Flash Drive afterwards, the USB tool simplifies things a lot for end users and is usually the better option.
Update: Fedora Media Writer is the tool of choice now. It is available on GitHub, and available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.
The tool sets up Fedora on the USB Flash Drive giving you the option to either select an already present Fedora distribution on the local computer system, or to download one of the available Fedora distributions from the Internet.
Available distributions include the latest Fedora versions as well as Sugar On A Stick. The Fedora editions that the program makes available can be installed as both 32-bit and 64-bit versions, and ship with either KDE or Gnome (Desktop).
Sugar On A Stick has been designed to give children access to a computer system. The downloads can take a while depending on the connection speed of the local computer system and the selected Fedora distribution.
The application does not highlight the size of the distribution unfortunately, but the most recent versions of Fedora have a size of about 900 Megabytes. This is not only important in terms of download time and bandwidth required, but also when it comes to the device that you want to put the Linux distribution on.
Another interesting option is the allocation of persistent storage on the USB device which can later be used to store data on the USB device itself.
The tool will automatically detect connected USB devices that are suitable for installation. The Fedora Live USB Creator is available for both the Linux and Windows operating system. Jack posted an interesting article a while ago about Linux Live CDs that is a good read for users starting to discover Linux.
Note: The download options have not been updated for a while. The most recent version of the program lists Fedora 18 as the most recent version, while the website lists Fedora 20 instead.
It is highly suggested to download the ISO from the website and use the "use existing live CD" option to select it for inclusion on the USB Flash Drive to ensure you are running the most recent version of Fedora and not an older version.
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