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How to run Linux from a USB drive

January 2nd, 2009 2 comments

TechRadar takes Fedora 9 and Ubuntu 8.10 and installs them on USB flash drives.

You’ll need a flash drive with at least 1GB of free space, and ISO images of either Ubuntu 8.10 or Fedora 9. It’s likely there are other distros out there that work with similar or perhaps even identical instructions, but Ubuntu and Fedora are the big two so we stuck with them.

Categories: Desktop, Fedora, How To, Ubuntu

Battle of the Thumb Drive Linux Systems

October 27th, 2008 Comments off

Lifehacker took four Linux distros, put them on USB flash drives, and ran a Lifehacker Faceoff.

Today we’re detailing four no-install distributions—Damn Small Linux, Puppy Linux, Xubuntu, and Fedora—and helping you decide which might work for that spare thumb drive you’ve got lying around, or as just a part of your multi-gig monster stick.

Jeremy Katz on Fedora Live CDs

April 9th, 2008 Comments off

Red Hat Magazine has an interview with Jeremy Katz of Fedora, about Live CDs.

In Fedora 9, one of the new features is persistence for Live USBs. Based on the impression I get, this is a feature that is in high demand and probably has quite a number of uses. Where did your motivation for working on this feature come from; was it the demand from the users, or were you scratching your own itch?

Categories: Desktop, Fedora, Interviews

Fedora 8 Live Desktop Screenshots

November 10th, 2007 Comments off

Phoronix has screenshots from a  Fedora 8 Live session.

Categories: Desktop, Fedora, Screenshots

I am Fedora, and so can you!

November 7th, 2007 Comments off

Red Hat Magazine has instructions for making a Fedora 8 bootable USB flash drive.

I am writing this article on a Windows laptop borrowed from a friend. But fear not, dear reader, for I have not abandoned my free software principles. For while the hard disk of this laptop contains the Windows operating system, I have used a USB key as the boot device, and the laptop is currently running Fedora 8, codenamed “Werewolf.”

Categories: Desktop, Fedora, How To

Firmware Updates LiveCD thanks to Revisor

July 17th, 2007 Comments off

Some interesting news from the Direct2Dell Blog, a Fedora based LiveCD has been created to help update the BIOS of your Dell. This is much nicer than having to install Windows or a floppy drive to grab a new BIOS.

Categories: Desktop, Fedora, News

Spin your own live CD

June 5th, 2007 Comments off

Free Software Magazine takes us through the simple process of creating a custom LiveCD with the recently released Fedora 7.

A few weeks ago, I promised to explain how to create your own custom live CD with Fedora’s new tools. Well, last week Fedora 7 was launched and all the tools you need are available in the repositories. This even includes a brand new graphical tool, put together by the people at Fedora Unity, called Revisor, which will allow you to spin your own live CD or installation material in an unbelievably user friendly manner.

Categories: Desktop, Fedora, How To

Fedora 7 Released – Now with a LiveCD Installer

May 31st, 2007 Comments off

The Fedora Project released Fedora 7, which is a milestone for Fedora because it now includes official LiveCDs with GUI installers, similar Ubuntu and PCLinuxOS. There are four Live images total, two i686 LiveCDs, and two x86-64 LiveDVDs, available in either Gnome or KDE flavors. The x86-64 version is only available in DVD format because it includes additional multilib packages which push it over the 700 MB CD size of the i686 version. A script to install the Live ISOs to a USB drive is also included.

Previously there was only one official LiveCD available for Fedora Core 6 i386 computers, released long after the install media came out. Other Live media for FC6 was available from the Fedora Unity project, but none of these were easily installed to a hard drive.

The Fedora release includes several live ISO images in addition to the traditional installation images. These ISO images are bootable, and you can burn them to media and use them to try out Fedora. They also include a feature that allows you to install the live image content to your hard drive for persistence and higher performance.

Get Fedora 7: mirrors, torrents.

Categories: Desktop, Fedora, Releases

Build a Fedora Live CD

March 5th, 2007 2 comments

IBM Developerworks has a great how-to for building your own Fedora LiveCD.

Though Fedora Linux® is a popular and mature Linux distribution, and many people have created Live CD distributions based on Fedora, the Fedora project itself didn’t released its first official Live CD until December 2006. Learn how to build your own custom and easy-to-use Live CDs using a rewrite of Pilgrim, the Fedora Live CD creation tool.

Categories: Fedora, How To

Fedora LiveCD 7 Test 1 Preview

February 2nd, 2007 1 comment

Phoronix has screenshots and a review of the Fedora LiveCD 7 Test 1 Preview

Fedora Core 6 Re-Spin 20070111 Released

January 21st, 2007 Comments off

The Fedora Unity Project has released new LiveCDs and LiveDVDs of Fedora Core 6. This new release has many patches and is built with a new tool.

This release was built with the new tool called Pungi[2], developed by Jesse Keating, a leading community member and Fedora Release Engineer, with community input. This tool will be used in future official Fedora releases and for Fedora Unity Re-Spins. We have joined in this effort to bring a full featured tool to the Fedora community, enabling anyone to build Re-Spins and Live-Spins now and in the future.

Categories: Desktop, Fedora, Releases

Fedora releases a live CD

January 14th, 2007 1 comment

Linux.com reports on the new Fedora LiveCD. Included is news about the upcoming graphical installer and possible LiveDVD and LiveUSB versions in the future.

The Fedora community got its first official live CD last month. Based on Fedora Core 6, it shows off the best of what Fedora has to offer. Furthermore, the tools used to put together the CD make creating and maintaining custom Red Hat or Fedora-based live CDs simple.

Categories: Desktop, Fedora, News

Fedora 6 Zod Live CD Released

December 23rd, 2006 1 comment

This first official Fedora LiveCD is out. This one is released by the Fedora Core project, while other Fedora LiveCDs have been released in the past by Fedora Unity. Currently there is only one disc, a i386 CD release, other architectures will follow. See the main Fedora Core Live CD page here.

Categories: Desktop, Fedora, Releases

DistroWatch Weekly

November 28th, 2006 Comments off

DistroWatch Weekly has some news on a new tool used to create LiveCDs for Fedora. This will be replacing Kadischi for future LiveCDs.

Those who enjoy remastering the distribution for their own purposes will be excited to learn about “pungi” and “pilgrim”, two tools that will allow building custom distributions and live CDs/DVDs.

Categories: Fedora, News

Fedora Core 6 (Zod) Live-Spins Released

October 25th, 2006 4 comments

Fedora Unity Project has released Fedora Core 6 LiveCDs and LiveDVDs.

A Live-Spin CD or DVD provides a “reasonably useful web browser/email/OpenOffice access,” said Jef Spaleta, long time Fedora community member. It “should be a good quick peek at what the FC6 desktops feel like … without having to do a full install.” He added, “9 out of 10 voices in my head agree: ‘Unity’s Live-Spin CD is a pretty good starting point for future live CD development.’”

Categories: Desktop, Fedora, Releases

Fedora Core Live-Spins Released

August 31st, 2006 Comments off

The Fedora Unity Project has released Fedora Core LiveCDs and LiveDVDS. Currently they have FC5 and FC6t2 available for download.

Official Fedora Live images are something we all have been looking forward to seeing in the Fedora Community. Kadischi will be the tool to create such live images. Fedora Unity has recently joined forces with Kadischi to help provide testing and to release live images which we are calling “Live-Spins.”

Categories: Desktop, Fedora, Releases