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!
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.
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.