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Burning ISO images to disc

How to download ISO images and create CD and DVD media


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How to download ISO images and create CD and DVD media

1. Introduction
2. Downloading
2.1. Downloading an ISO Image
2.2. Choosing the ISO Files
3. Validating the Files
3.1. Getting the CHECKSUM Files
3.2. Validating in the Windows Graphical Environment
3.3. Validating at the Windows Command Prompt
3.4. Validating in Mac OS X
3.5. Validating in Linux
4. Burning
4.1. Burning discs under Windows operating systems
4.2. Burning discs under Mac OS X
4.3. Burning discs under Linux
5. Preparing a USB flash drive as an installation source
5.1. Making Fedora USB Media on a Windows Operating System
5.2. Making Fedora USB Media in UNIX, Linux, and Similar Operating Systems
6. Next steps
7. We Need Feedback!
A. Revision History

1. Introduction

The Fedora Project distributes Fedora in the form of ISO image files that you can download from the Internet. You can transfer, or burn, these ISO image files to a blank CD or DVD and then use this disc to install Fedora on a computer.
This document shows you how to download these image files and burn them to a disc using a few common tools. This document assumes that you have no experience with Linux.

Third-party software

The Fedora Project only supports software that is part of the Fedora distribution
Other software mentioned in this article is intended to guide you in the right direction. The Fedora Project is not responsible for nor endorses those software packages, and their use is described here merely for your convenience. This is not intended to be a comprehensive guide to burning ISOs under every operating system.