I run Fedora WS 34, Kernel version : 5.11.20-300.fc34.x86_64
I wanted to burn a Fedora WS 34 ISO into an USB. So, I installed Fedora Media Writer from Software Centre GUI.
After installation when I try to launch the app, it won’t come up.
So, I unistalled and installed the Fedora Media writer from command line using
$ sudo dnf install mediawriter
The installation went fine. But, again, when I try to launch the app, it won’t come up.
It looks like it’s going to launch/start the app, but nothing happens.
Is this a bug ? The Windows version of Fedora Media Writer does launch but I did not use it.
But, I didn’t have to provide any of the above in Fedora Media writer.
So, what Filesystem will be used by the Fedora Media writer to format the USB Stick ?
And what block size will be used ? Although I don’t really care as long I get a bootable USB
After attaching the USB drive, following are the 2 things I have done in Fedora Media writer
Step1. In the following screen, I chose ‘Custom Image’ as I already downloaded the iso image file from Fedora’s website.
With fedora media writer it is similar to using any other utility to write an image to a disk.
Simply select the file and tell it to write. What it does is write the image to the USB so now what is on the USB is a copy of the iso.
You can achieve the same thing with dd by using a command like this (assuming the usb is seen by the system as /dev/sdb).
dd if=/path/to/iso of=/dev/sdb bs=1m
The reason for using the bs (block size) option is that by default dd uses a block size of 512 and since that is much less than the current default sector size on a drive it would mean a lot of extra reads & writes (and time) when copying any file if you did not use that option