Create a Fedora Live USB from Windows

Create a Fedora Live USB. The following tutorial covers how to create and boot Fedora from a flash drive using Windows and the LiveUSB Creator. Fedora is a Linux distribution that is sponsored by Red Hat and is both driven and maintained by the community. It is comprised of only Open Source software and will always remain free to use, study, modify and or redistribute.

Recently, Luke Macken and Kushal Das, both active members in the Fedora community, have put together an intuitive and easy to use Fedora LiveUSB Creator which can be used to create a bootable USB. In addition, Fedora utilizes a Persistent feature, enabling a user to save and restore some changes on subsequent boots. In the following, we will show you how the Boot tool works.

Distribution Home Page: Project Page

Minimum Flash Drive Capacity: 1GB

Persistent Feature: Yes


  • Windows host PC
  • 1GB+ USB flash drive

How to Create a Fedora Live USB

  1. Download the Fedora
  2. Extract the liveusb-creator-zip to your PC
  3. Navigate to the liveusb-creator folder and click liveusb-creator.exe to launch the tool
  4. Even though the USB Fedora creation process is straight forward, here is a quick rundown of all the steps involved:
    1. Select to either Use existing Live CD or Download Fedora
    2. Set the Target Device to point to your USB drive.
    3. Move the Persistent Overlay slider to set the capacity to use for the persistent image.
    4. Click Create Live USB to begin the creation process.

Fedora Live USB Creator

A nice progress bar will indicate the progress of your USB Fedora creation. Once the process has finished, simply restart your PC and set your System BIOS or Boot Menu to boot from the USB device.

If all goes well, you should now be booting into your own portable Live USB Fedora. If you found this useful, you might consider using YUMI Multiboot Software to Create a Bootable USB. YUMI can be used to make a Multisystem bootable flash drive containing several Linux Operating Systems, Windows Installers, PE, Antivirus tools, and computer diagnostic utilities.