1. Loss of data
3. Loss of warranty
5. World Domination
Hello! Today, I will show you how to make a bootable flash drive that runs Fedora (16, 32 bit) in persistance, a powerful and easy distro that is easily one of today's top distrobutions.To follow this instructable, I assume that you:
Have enough knowledge to boot from a flash drive (If not, don't fret. It's covered in the last step.)
Have a BIOS that can boot from a flash drive (If not, click here, I recommend having this anyway, PLoP is a great tool that has helped me a lot in the past)
And I assume that you also have:
A (non-sandisk U3) flash drive that is capable of booting and has at least 1GB of space (2GB+ reccommended, 4GB strongly encouraged).
A computer with at least ~680MB of free space
Above is a screenshot of the finished product, booting in all of it's glory:
Step 1: Get Fedora
The first thing that you are going to need is the ISO, the disk image that contains all the files for Fedora to run. You can get Fedora here and save it to an easily accessible location. Just make sure that the image is up to date and that you select 32bit. We wouldn't want to use 64bit because we are striving for portability here, and many computers are not 64bit compatible, so use 32bit (unless you know what you are doing, or only want to boot the flash drive on 64bit machines). Alternatively, you can get Fedora through a bit-torrent client, you can do so by going here and clicking on Fedora Desktop Live Media i686 - Live CD. The tool we will use later has the option to download Fedora, but I do not recommend using it, as it has not worked well for me in the past.