This is pre-release software and is supported by the Workstation Working Group. Please direct questions to their mailing list or #fedora-workstation on freenode.
All issues or bugs should be reported via the Red Hat Bugzilla. The Fedora Project makes no guarantees as to its suitability or usefulness.
Read the Release Notes for more information on changes and new features, and the Common Bugs page for information on commonly-encountered bugs and how to avoid them.
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Running Pre-Release Versions of Fedora Workstation
To run a prerelease version of Fedora Workstation, you will need:
WARNING: This procedure destroys all data on your USB media. Make sure to back up any important files from your USB media before you do this.
- Download the Fedora Media Writer app below.
- Download the desired ISO image.
- Open the Fedora Media Writer app. You may need to provide a password to give the app the right permissions.
- Select "Custom OS..." from the list.
- On the Custom OS page, select the "Select Live ISO" button.
- In the file selection window, locate and select the ISO image you downloaded.
- Insert your USB stick in the computer. If you used your USB stick previously to create live media, you may need to restore it to factory settings. The app will ask you whether to do so in this case.
- Select "Create Live USB" to write the image. Wait until the process is finished before you remove the media and close the app.
Optionally, you may install Fedora Workstation to a laptop or desktop computer that has at least 1 GHz processor, 1 GB RAM, and 10 GB space available. To do this, run the live version of Fedora Workstation from your USB flash drive on the computer you'd like to install to, run the Fedora Media Writer application, and follow the on-screen prompts to complete installation.
Fedora Media Writer supports the following platforms:
Mac OS X
23.4 MB Fedora Media Writer for Mac OS X
22.7 MB Fedora Media Writer for Windows
Verify your Image
Once you have downloaded an image, verify it for security and integrity. To verify your image, start by downloading the proper CHECKSUM file into the same directory as the image you downloaded and follow these instructions.
64-bit 1.8GB Live image
32-bit 1.7GB Live image
An excellent resource to consult in case you run into any issues installing or running Fedora.
How to test pre-releases
Fedora wiki guide on how to help test pre-release versions of Fedora.
What does "Live" mean?
Fedora Media Writer will create a complete, running Fedora Workstation you can run right away off of a USB drive. You can use the Live image to test and play with Fedora without making changes to your hard disk.
When you are ready, you can install Fedora to your hard disk from within this "live" version of Fedora Workstation.