This post will provide a quick tutorial about Fedora Media Writer, and its usage in both Fedora and Windows. Fedora Media Writer is a very small, lightweight, comprehensive tool that simplifies the linux getting started experience – it downloads and writes your favorite Fedora flavor onto a USB drive, which can be later used to boot up any system.

Editor’s note: This also means you can now create Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) LiveCDs in just a few minutes. Since RHEL was recently made freely available to all developers, you can download the ISO to use with the Fedora Media Writer.

How do you get it ?

For Fedora

sudo dnf install liveusb-creator

(Requires Fedora 24)

For Windows

You can download it here and execute liveusb-creator.exe with admin privileges

How does it work ?

For both Windows and Linux, it works in exactly the same way. When you run Fedora Media Writer, you should see a dialog like this:

Run Fedora Media Writer

1. Run Fedora Media Writer

Choose your favorite Fedora flavor

2. Choose your favorite Fedora flavor (or other operating system)


Hit “Create Live USB” and wait for it to download and write

3. Hit “Create Live USB” and wait for it to download and write

Want to make this better?
You can go ahead can test the basic test cases and post your karma here. Also, you can go ahead and contribute to github with patches.

Editor’s note: The Fedora Project also provides multi-platform command line instructions for creating live-USB media.

Last updated: August 23, 2023