There are a number of ways of doing this. Two of the simplist use tools already included on Fedora as standard.
You can use
dd to write an image file to a device from the command line. This method should work on almost any Unix based system.
Alternatively you can use GNOME's
gnome-disk-utility GUI tool (in the menus as "Disks"). This should work on any stem running GNOME (You also get a pretty progress bar).
Command line (
This method is pretty simple if you're used to the command shell, it can be confusing to newer users which device they are writing to. Plus there is always the danger of typos and
dd does not waste time showing you any progress information.
Step 1. Find your stuff
First of all, you want to establish where your image file (ISO) you want to write is located. Usually it'll be in
Secondly you want to establish which device is your USB Stick. You can check using
sudo fdisk -l.
This will print out lines like
Disk /dev/sda: 298.1 GiB, 320072933376 bytes, 625142448 sectors
Disk /dev/sdb: 7.5 GiB, 8019509248 bytes, 15663104 sectors
You want a device that is not there when it is unplugged, but is there when it's plugged in. It should also be the correct size. Mine is the 8GB (7.5GiB)
/dev/sdb. Note you want the device (
sdb) not the partition (
Step 2. Run the scary command
dd and wait for it to finish (you wont get any progress indication until it finishes):
dd if=/path/to/your.iso of=/your/device bs=8M
Of course, you should replace
/path/to/your.iso with the path to your image (ISO) file and
/your/device with the
/dev/ location of your USB device that you found using
Alternatively, using GNOME's "Disks" GUI
I personally prefer this method, you get a nice progress bar and it is easier to identify the correct disk. It is also nice and simple to take a backup image of the device if you so choose.
gnome-disk-utility by Going to "Activities" and searching for "Disks".
Select the correct device from the left hand menu and then choose "Restore Disk Image..." from the menu drop down at the top.
Use the file selector to find the image (ISO file) you want to write to the USB stick. Click "Start Restoring..." and then "Restore" at the confirmation.
Enter your password to grant root permissions to Disks and hit ENTER on your keyboard.
Wait. Patiently. (At least you get a progress bar! Those poor
Done! Enjoy your new bootable USB. Perhaps take a moment to check it looks somewhat like the screen above and ensure you didn't get any errors before continuing.