LiveUSB-Creator Is Ready For Fedora 21
Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora on 8 December 2014 at 04:34 AM EST. 7 Comments
FEDORA --
Fedora's liveusb-creator utility is ready for this week's arrival of Fedora 21.

Fedora's Live USB Creator, aptly named liveusb-creator, hasn't seen much attention recently but with Fedora 21 due out tomorrow it was updated just in time. The latest version, liveusb-creator 3.13, is now available in the Fedora repositories.

Luke Macken updated the Fedora LiveUSB Creator and with this new release he added the destructive installation method: using dd for copying over the complete Fedora ISO to the device. For those copying Fedora ISOs (or most other Linux distributions) to USB drives from the command-line have long used dd directly while now the GUI is wrapping around this method. The DD method is being used since it's proven to be more reliable annd much easier to deal with than the non-destructive approach of extracting the ISO, copying the files over, and then modifying them to make it work from the USB drive.


LiveUSB-Creator 3.13 also has PolicyKit support, UI improvements, and other changes. More details on this new release can be found via Luke's blog.
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