How to create Fedora 21 Live USB from Ubuntu

The new Fedora 21 Alpha is now available for testing. This new Fedora 21 comes with many interesting features. Even it still not comes with GNOME 3.14 but Fedora 21 really impressed me. This tutorial is going to show you how to create Fedora 21 Live USB from an Ubuntu machine. We do notrequire any other application to create Fedora 21 Live USB from Ubuntu machine. We use dd command to create it. Please note that if we use dd command, all files inside the USB disk will be wiped out.

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Steps to create Fedora 21 Live USB from Ubuntu machine

A. Check the USB disk

First, check if the USB disk is recognized by the system. Use fdisk command to check it

sudo fdisk -l

It will returned something like this

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In this case, my USB flash disk is recognized as ./dev/sdb. Don’t worry about /dev/sdb1, /dev/sdb2 etc.

B. Download Fedora 21 ISO

Please download the Fedora 21 ISO from this link (Fedora 21 Alpha). Save it to your download directory for example /home/ubuntu/Downloads

C. Create Fedora 21 Alpha Live USB

.Open Terminal and use this command

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Done. Now reboot your computer and boot using Fedora 21 Live USB and enjoy Fedora 21 from your USB disk.


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