Fedora media writer checksum iso

hello everyone

i read the last article from fedora magazine and there was mention of fedora media writer.
I want to try fedora media writer only I can’t find anything about whether the writer checks the checksum.

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Not sure if it does, maybe not.
However, you can check the checksum yourself.

How is described here:

You also can write an iso to usb using the “dd” command.

(Assuming you try to write the “Fedora-Workstation-Live-x86_64-34-1.2.iso”.)

First find your device, e.g with “lsblk”.
If you have problems finding it, see this link:

Then write it to USB, we now asume it would be /dev/sdx
sudo dd if=Fedora-Workstation-Live-x86_64-34-1.2.iso of=/dev/sdx bs=512k
→ note, your Data on USB will now get lost.
This probably goes a bit fast, that’s why you may need to use sync to actually write it:
sudo sync
wait a bit
eject /dev/sdx
And if you now remove and re-attach your usb stick, you should have your Fedora Install Live Media.
Verify it with “lsblk”

sdx            8:96   1   3,6G  0 disk 
├─sdx1         8:97   1   1,9G  0 part /run/media/ben/Fedora-WS-Live-34-1-2
├─sdx2         8:98   1   9,9M  0 part 
└─sdx3         8:99   1  20,9M  0 part

thank you

I always use GNOME disk works great. I was only interested in how the media writer does it because according to the fedora guide he is the official usb stick creation.

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I found some info at the project page:

So yes, at least for Fedora Images it does perform a checksum verification.

Looks like they use “dd” for the media creation under Linux.


I’ve used the fedora media writer for quite awhile and as Ben posted it checks the iso.Unless it’s changed it does that on all fedora and red hat based iso’s.


thank you :smiley:

I tried the writer and it works great :grin:

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just fyi, updated documentation can be found here: Creating and using a live installation image :: Fedora Docs


Do you think the information is important enough to add it to Fedora Documentation?

Preparing for Installation :: Fedora Docs and in Quick-Docs: Creating and using a live installation image :: Fedora Docs


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Yes, certainly. Would anyone like to open pull requests to the docs to add this info?