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2. Requirements

To create a Fedora live CD, you need:
  • a broadband connection to the Internet.
  • a computer with a CD or DVD burner.
  • software that allows you to create a CD from an image file.
  • a blank, writeable CD.
If you do not have a fast Internet connection, or if you have a problem creating boot media, downloading may not be an option. Fedora DVD and CD distribution media is available from a number of online sources around the world at a minimal cost. Use your favorite Web search engine to locate a vendor, or refer to
The computer on which you intend to install Fedora 20 from the live CD should have:
  • a CD or DVD drive, and the capability to boot from this drive.
  • a 1 GHz processor or faster
  • at least 1 GB of memory (RAM)
  • at least 10 GB of permanent storage (hard drive) space.
These specifications represent a bare minumum to use Fedora in graphical mode. Almost any laptop or desktop computer manufactured in recent years will meet these requirements. For more details of the hardware requirements for Fedora 20, refer to the Fedora 20 Release Notes, available from
If your computer does not have a CD or DVD drive, or is not capable of booting from this drive, then you might be able to install Fedora from a USB storage device such as a USB flash drive. Refer to the liveusb-creator page at for instructions.

Do you already have Fedora 20 on CD, DVD, or live USB media?

If you already have Fedora 20 on CD, DVD, or live USB media, you can still use this guide, because many steps will be similar. Skip ahead to Section 5, “Boot your computer from the CD”, then