There are several ways you can consider when deciding to install a Linux distribution. Though CentOS and Redhat installations are similar in structure and theory we are going to provide a practical approach to installing the free version of Redhat Linux (Fedora Linux operating system .

Ways to Create a boot installation for Fedora Linux (Redhat)

You can download the files for the the fedora installation at The files you have downloaded may be in an iso format and you will now have to use any of the following options you are familiar or comfortable with to commence the Linux installation process.


  1. Creating a boot CD or DVD using windows OS. This can option is usually the most common option. Here you take the iso files and create a bootable CD using or buy a burning software like Roxio CD-DVD Burner. This bootable CD will then be inserted into a cd/dvd drive of the workstation or server to run the installation.  (see roxio tutorial below)
  2. Another option is to create a bootable USB using windows OS. See the steps to do this
    1. Download a Fedora image, choose a USB stick that does not contain any data you need, and connect it
    2. Download and run SUSE Studio ImageWriter or Rawrite32
    3. Choose the Fedora image as the Image (SUSE Studio) or Filesystem image (Rawrite32) – if the image file is not shown, you may have to change the file selector options or change the image’s extension
    4. Choose the USB stick in the drop-down box by the Copy button (SUSE Studio) or as the Target (Rawrite32)
    5. Double-check you’re really, really sure you don’t need any of the data on the USB stick!
    6. Click Copy (SUSE Studio) or Write to disk… (Rawrite32)
    7. Wait for the operation to complete, then reboot your computer, and do whatever you need to do to boot from a USB stick – often this will involve pressing or holding down F12, F2 or Del.

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