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Create a Fedora Bootable USB Pen/Flash Drive Easily using liveusb-creator

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LiveCDs are a great way to try out (new) Linux distros on your system.

Unfortunately CDs get scratched pretty easily, and can turn into a coaster pretty soon.

With prices of USB pen drives at rock bottom, they’re probably the best way to try out LiveCDs. Generally its not that easy to make a bootable LiveCD using USB pen/flash drives. If you’re a Fedora lover then here’s a very easy way to create a bootable USB pen drive.

liveusb-creator is software which allows you to create bootable USB drives from Fedora iso. Its got some really features like

  • Downloading of the latest Fedora release and previous ones
  • Automatic detection of external drives
  • Support for persistent layout - all your work done in the liveCD can be saved :D
  • Auto calculation of checksums to ensure download is correct
  • Works in Linux AND Windows!
Its pretty simple to use, just select the ISO file, or choose to download off the net, select the target drive, choose the amount of space for persistent layout and click on the button to create LiveCD! As simple as that!

Download liveusb-creator:

Alternatively, you can install liveusb in Fedora by opening the terminal and typing yum -y install liveusb-creator.

Before installing, ensure that you run yum -y install syslinux PyQt4 usermode so that these packages are available.

liveusb-creator is authored by Luke Macken and Kushal Das

Thanks for the tip Ashish.

Update: Narayanan mentions UNetBootin which is a much better tool than liveusb-creator but doesn’t have the option to create a Persisten overlay like liveusb-creator does.

Sathyajith Bhat
Sathyajith Bhat
Author, AWS Container Hero and DevOps Specialist.


[How To]Setup a BSNL DataOne BroadBand connection or a DSL Connection in Linux
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Remember that all these assumes that your router is connected to the LAN port, if it’s connected to the USB port, then disconnect it and connect to the LAN port. If you dont have a LAN card, then consider getting one. It’s cheap, costs around Rs. 200. Next, it’s best to have the router configured in pppoe mode. In this case you just have to switch on the router, the router and DHCP will take care of the rest.
[How To] Opening and Reading CHM [Compiled HTML Files] In Linux
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In my stash of ebooks, quite a few of them are in chm (compiled HTML) file format. Being HTML files I though they’d open in Mozilla Firefox browser. Unfortunately that didn’t work, so I started looking for CHM viewers. I didn’t have to look far, a quick search on Google gave me couple of programs. KChmViewer: Since I’m a KDE user I tried out this application - and it works fantastic.
[How To] Removing Transparency In Games without disabling/switching off Compiz
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Admin's Note: This solution was emailed to me by Bharath, as he was facing this problem and found a solution to this. If you want to drop a tip or a hack, just send me an email via the contact-me form and I might just publish it Sometimes when playing native games in Linux they may appear transparent. This may feel good for some people. I felt games should be opaque so that the visibility of the game is more realistic and gameplay experience is better.