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How to download Fedora to a PC?

asked 2016-06-27 11:48:25 -0500

littlewil gravatar image

I have a PC running Windows 10 right now and I am trying to explore a new operating system. I am a relatively proficient computer user looking for a bit of a challenge, but I'm overwhelmed with sources. It seems that every website I visit has a different method. My knowledge so far is that I have to download the live image to a USB, turn it in to a bootable image, then press f12 after restarting and boot from a USB. But, I don't know where to download the live image, or how to make it bootable. Can someone please walk me through the process?

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answered 2016-06-27 12:09:15 -0500

aeperezt gravatar image

Get Fedora from you can get workstation x86_64 there to make it bootable look at the wiki page it has all options.

Good Luck

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First of all, thanks so much for the quick response! So I downloaded the file as well as SUSE Studio ImageWriter. Under image, I chose the correct file, but my USB didn't come up when I was trying to insert the copying destination. Does it have to be a certain type of USB? It's already formatted as FAT32 (not sure if that's important) and it's 8 GB.

littlewil gravatar imagelittlewil ( 2016-06-30 12:45:17 -0500 )edit

It should be any kind of USB, 8G is good enought, formated a FAT32 is ok, but you need to set bootable flag on. Do not know SuSe Studio Image Writer but have to assume will work.

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2016-06-30 13:50:02 -0500 )edit

How do I set bootable flag on?

littlewil gravatar imagelittlewil ( 2016-06-30 13:55:16 -0500 )edit

You net to set the flag, using a disk utility tool, normally when you format a drive there is an option to do so. As far as I remember on Windows there was that option. Not sure on Windows 10.

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2016-06-30 14:00:57 -0500 )edit

Do I have to download a disk utility tool?

littlewil gravatar imagelittlewil ( 2016-06-30 14:13:11 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-06-27 15:49:27 -0500

EllePi gravatar image

updated 2016-06-27 15:55:31 -0500

Or, in addition, have a look here:

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answered 2016-06-28 02:59:00 -0500

keramidas gravatar image

An easy way to create a bootable Fedora usb is to use the Fedora Media Writer (aka liveusb-creator). You can find it at

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I used that too. But now, it's not anymore raccomended in the official documentation. Instead, they advise to use SUSE Studio ImageWriter. For F24 I followed procedure 3.4. as follows ... Regards.

EllePi gravatar imageEllePi ( 2016-06-29 00:46:34 -0500 )edit

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