Geek Software of the Week: LiveUSB-Creator!

liveusb-creatorWant to run the newest release of Fedora (which is Fedora 9, by the way) on your USB stick? Well, here’s the easy way to do it!


The liveusb-creator is a cross-platform tool for easily installing live operating systems on to USB flash drives.


  • Supports downloading various Fedora releases, including Fedora 9!
  • Persistent overlay creation (only works with Fedora 9 right now). This lets you to allocate extra space on your USB stick, allowing you to save files and make modifications to your live operating system that will persist after you reboot. This essentially lets you carry your own personalized Fedora with you at all times
  • SHA1 checksum verification of known releases, to ensure that you’ve downloaded the correct bits

How cool is that? And, it works for other OSes as well! Play to your heart’s content!

Want to play with the new version of Fedora? Here’s the link:

Get Fedora


  • Not sure if you knew this – you can install Fedora, (and I suppose any other version of Linux), on a flash drive without any 3rd party utilities.

    The only caveate is I had to temporarily remove all internal hard drives because the installation messed with the boot loader and I couldn’t figure out how to fix it.

    Just attach your usb flash drive and boot to the Fedora installation CD. It treats the flash drive like any other.

    Also, there is a small boot disk image that allows you to begin the installation process while choosing the source files from a remote location such as

  • Good info! Thanks!

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