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2.4.2. Making USB Media

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 operations.

2.4.2.1. USB Image Creation from Windows

  1. Download a Live ISO file as explained in Section 2.3, “Which Files Do I Download?”.
  2. Download the Windows liveusb-creator program at http://fedorahosted.org/liveusb-creator.
  3. Follow the instructions given at the site and in the liveusb-creator program to create the bootable USB media.