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can't make a windows bootable usb drive

asked 2018-09-03 06:13:02 -0600

Hi,I hope you're all doing well, I got a new pro laptop running both windows and fedora (first time using linux), unfortunately windows is damaged and i'm trying to reinstall the latest version via bootable usb, so i tried to install woeusb, but apt and apt-get commands (and many others) don't work, so I did a research on how to fix it, and each command to fix the previous command is either unknown or not found, sometimes i fall in a loop, and I ended up messing up the sources.list file thingy, now most of my manoeuvers don't work, and i'm not going to hide my emotions, I've never been frustrated this much in my life, I will appreciate the slightest effort of providing help, and thanks in advance.

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Do you want to keep Windows or is it okay to blow it away and dedicate its space for Fedora's use (which is what most hardcore Linux users would do)?

wallyk gravatar imagewallyk ( 2018-09-03 15:40:43 -0600 )edit

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answered 2018-09-03 11:26:54 -0600

sideburns gravatar image

Welcome to ask.fedora! You're probably trying to use instructions written for Ubuntu, or some other Debian-derived distro. Fedora is based on RedHat, and uses the rpm system, which has different commands. Instead of using apt and apt-get, you use rpm to install a single package in rpm format and dnf to download and install a package (again in rpm format) and all of its dependencies. The syntax is probably different as well, but if you're having trouble getting it to work, add a comment with the command you're using and the expected result and we'll let you know the proper way to get it done. Good luck, and keep us informed!

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answered 2018-09-04 13:42:12 -0600

florian gravatar image

See @sideburns comment about the wrong instructions you’re trying to follow.

Burning an iso to USB is pretty easy with Gnome. Open the File Manager, right-click on your ISO and select “open with Image Writer” (that’s part of Gnome Disks). Then select your destination and hit the Go button.

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