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3.2.2. Making Fedora USB Media in UNIX, Linux, and Similar Operating Systems

A graphical tool is available to create Fedora USB media on systems that run Fedora or operating systems derived from Fedora. To create Fedora USB media on other UNIX or Linux operating systems (including Mac OS X), use the command-line method described in 「Making Fedora USB Media with dd.

3.2.2.1. Creating Fedora USB Media in Fedora and similar Linux distributions

Graphical and command-line tools are available to create Fedora USB media on computers that run Fedora and Linux distributions derived from Fedora. The graphical tool works only with Fedora live images. To create Fedora USB media from the distribution image or minimal boot media image, use one of the command-line methods described in 「Making Fedora USB Media with livecd-tools and 「Making Fedora USB Media with dd.
3.2.2.1.1. Making Fedora USB Media with a graphical tool

Important — Enable Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux

To perform this procedure on Fedora and Linux distributions derived from it, enable the Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) repository. Refer to http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL/FAQ#howtouse for instructions.

Note — This Method Is Not Destructive

This method is not destructive, so existing data on the media is not harmed. Nevertheless, it is always a good idea to back up important data before performing sensitive disk operations.
  1. Install the liveusb-creator on your system with your graphical package manager, or the following command:
    su -c 'yum -y install liveusb-creator'
  2. Plug in your USB media.
  3. Launch LiveUSB Creator, either from a menu or by entering liveusb-creator on the command line. Enter the root password for your system when LiveUSB Creator prompts you for it.
  4. LiveUSB Creator can create live USB media either from an image file that you downloaded previously, as described in 「Which Files Do I Download?」, or it can download an image file from the Internet. Either:
    • click the Browse button under the Use existing LiveCD label, browse to the location where you previously downloaded a Fedora Live ISO file, and select that file.
    • select a Fedora Live ISO file from the drop-down menu that LiveUSB Creator presents under the Download Fedora label. Note that image files are large and that it is probably impractical to use LiveUSB Creator to download an image file if you do not have a broadband connection to the Internet.
  5. Click Create Live USB.
3.2.2.1.2. Making Fedora USB Media with livecd-tools

Important — Enable Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux

To perform this procedure on Fedora and Linux distributions derived from it, enable the Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) repository. Refer to http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL/FAQ#howtouse for instructions.

Note — This Method Is Not Destructive

This method is not destructive, so existing data on the media is not harmed. Nevertheless, it is always a good idea to back up important data before performing sensitive disk operations.
  1. Install the livecd-tools package on your system with your graphical package manager, or the following command:
    su -c 'yum -y install livecd-tools'
  2. Plug in your USB media.
  3. Find the device name for your USB media. If the media has a volume name, look up the name in /dev/disk/by-label, or use the findfs:
    su -c 'findfs LABEL="MyLabel"'
    If the media does not have a volume name, or you do not know it, consult the /var/log/messages log for details:
    su -c 'less /var/log/messages'
  4. Use the livecd-iso-to-disk command to write the ISO image to the media:
    su -c 'livecd-iso-to-disk the_image.iso /dev/sdX1'
    Replace sdX1 with the device name for the partition on the USB media. Most flash drives and external hard disks use only one partition. If you have changed this behavior or have oddly partitioned media, you may need to consult other sources of help.
3.2.2.1.3. Making Fedora USB Media with dd

警告 — これらの案内はデータを破壊することになります

この手順を実行すると USB フラッシュドライブ上のデータは警告無しに破壊されます。 正しい USB フラッシュドライブを指定することを確認して、そのフラッシュドライブが 保存したいデータを含んでいないことを確認してください。
  1. USB フラッシュドライブに差し込む
  2. 使用中の USB フラッシュドライブのデバイス名を見つけます。フラッシュドライブがボリューム名を 持つ場合は、/dev/disk/by-label 内で名前を探すか、又は findfs を使用します:
    su -c 'findfs LABEL="MyLabel"'
    メディアがボリューム名を持たないか、それが不明な場合は、USB フラッシュドライブを接続した後に dmesg を実行します。/dev/sdc に似たデバイス名が 出力の最後に近いところで数行で表示されます。
  3. dd コマンドを使用すると ISO イメージを USB デバイスに転送します:
    dd if=path/image_name.iso of=device
    where path/image_name.iso is the ISO image file of the installation DVD and device is the USB flash drive. For example:
    dd if=~/Download/F16-Server-i386-DVD.iso of=/dev/sdc