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Fedora Live Images

How to use the Fedora live image

Fedora Documentation Project

Paul W. Frields

Nelson Strother

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Abstract
How to use the Fedora live image

1. Introduction
2. What Should I Do With My Live Image?
3. Suggested Hardware
4. Booting
5. Benefits
6. Caveats
7. Experimenting with the Live image
7.1. Sharing Existing Data
7.2. Making a Backup Copy of Data
8. Installing Fedora from the Live Image

1. Introduction

A Live image is a low-risk and time-efficient method of "test-driving" the Fedora operating system on your own familiar hardware. If the evaluation provides a pleasant adventure, you may choose to install the Live system software to provide your normal computing environment. This Live image provides you with an experience that is very similar to running Fedora, but there are some benefits and caveats. Refer to Section 5, “Benefits” and Section 6, “Caveats” for more information.