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== Download and Create LiveCD or LiveUSB==
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== Download and Create Live image or LiveUSB==
  
To download a prebuilt Fedora LiveCD, visit [http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora the download page].  Then you can either:
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To download a prebuilt Fedora Live image, visit [http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora the download page].  Then you can either:
  
* Burn the ISO to a CD.  See [http://docs.fedoraproject.org/readme-burning-isos/] for burning instructions.
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* Burn the ISO to a CD or DVD.  See [http://docs.fedoraproject.org/readme-burning-isos/] for burning instructions.
 
* Learn [[how to create and use Live USB]].
 
* Learn [[how to create and use Live USB]].
  
 
If you want to build and then burn your own custom ISO, see [[How to create and use a Live CD]].
 
If you want to build and then burn your own custom ISO, see [[How to create and use a Live CD]].
  
== Fedora Live CD features ==
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== Fedora Live image features ==
  
 
Current features:
 
Current features:
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* [[DavidZeuthen]] - Primary developer and maintainer of [http://hal.freedesktop.org HAL]  and OLPC contributor
 
* [[DavidZeuthen]] - Primary developer and maintainer of [http://hal.freedesktop.org HAL]  and OLPC contributor
* [[JeremyKatz]] - Fedora Ninja. Adds backend for installing from a live CD into [[Anaconda|  Anaconda]]  
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* [[JeremyKatz]] - Fedora Ninja. Adds backend for installing from a live image into [[Anaconda|  Anaconda]]  
 
* [[DouglasMcClendon]] - LiveOS device mapper trickster
 
* [[DouglasMcClendon]] - LiveOS device mapper trickster
  
 
== Communicate ==
 
== Communicate ==
  
Fedora Live CD users and developers can participate and contribute in the discussions happening in the [http://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/livecd Fedora Live CD list].
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Fedora Live image users and developers can participate and contribute in the discussions happening in the [http://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/livecd Fedora Live CD list].
 
: ([http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-livecd-list predecessor list archives])
 
: ([http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-livecd-list predecessor list archives])
  
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== Hard Drive Installation ==
 
== Hard Drive Installation ==
  
The ability to install to the hard drive is available in Fedora 7 and above releases. After the live media boots, click on the install icon on your desktop to start the installation.  Installation from LiveCD requires that GRUB and the /boot directory be installed onto a drive with an MSDOS partition label, or that the current machine supports EFI booting.  If a pc-clone machine has only GPT harddrives then you may need to use something such as a USB2.0 flash memory device (with an MSDOS partition label) as an intermediate destination.
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The ability to install to the hard drive is available in Fedora 7 and above releases. After the live media boots, click on the install icon on your desktop to start the installation.  Installation from live image requires that GRUB and the /boot directory be installed onto a drive with an MSDOS partition label, or that the current machine supports EFI booting.  If a pc-clone machine has only GPT harddrives then you may need to use something such as a USB2.0 flash memory device (with an MSDOS partition label) as an intermediate destination.
  
 
== Media References ==
 
== Media References ==
  
 
* [http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-fedora-livecd/index.html IBM Developer Works: Build a Fedora 6 Live CD]
 
* [http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-fedora-livecd/index.html IBM Developer Works: Build a Fedora 6 Live CD]

Revision as of 12:00, 14 March 2010

Contents

Download and Create Live image or LiveUSB

To download a prebuilt Fedora Live image, visit the download page. Then you can either:

If you want to build and then burn your own custom ISO, see How to create and use a Live CD.

Fedora Live image features

Current features:

  1. Read-write rootfs so it's possible to install software while the livecd is running
  2. Install to hard disk or usb drives
  3. Use SELinux in enforcing mode and other security features by default
  4. Stay as close to a normal desktop install wrt. features
  5. Ability to create normal CD-ROM and CD-R media (less than 700MB) or DVD images
  6. Included best of breed software on the media
  7. Make it easy to do a derived livecd with your own repositories, packages and art work
  8. Data persistence
  9. API used by LTSP, appliance creator and others

Contributors

Communicate

Fedora Live image users and developers can participate and contribute in the discussions happening in the Fedora Live CD list.

(predecessor list archives)

Finding the Code

The source code for the live CD tools is maintained in git. The repository is at 'git://git.fedoraproject.org/git/hosted/livecd' and can be browsed via the gitweb interface . You can install it easily by installing the 'livecd-tools' package.

Kickstart files are in the spin-kickstarts.noarch package.

Hard Drive Installation

The ability to install to the hard drive is available in Fedora 7 and above releases. After the live media boots, click on the install icon on your desktop to start the installation. Installation from live image requires that GRUB and the /boot directory be installed onto a drive with an MSDOS partition label, or that the current machine supports EFI booting. If a pc-clone machine has only GPT harddrives then you may need to use something such as a USB2.0 flash memory device (with an MSDOS partition label) as an intermediate destination.

Media References