How to install Fedora Media Writer on Ubuntu or CentOS

Fedora media writer is a bootable USD drive creator tool developed by the Fedora community. Primarily focus of this bootable media creator is to flash Workstation and server edition of Fedora on Pen drive, however, it also has a custom image option. This allows users to flash other ISO images such as Ubuntu, CentOS, Windows, etc. on USB disks. One can directly download and write ISO files on USB of different Fedora editions or spins such as KDE Plasma, XLCE edition, Cinnamon, MATE, LXDE, SoaS, and Fedora Labs project Astronomy, Design suite, Games, Python, and more…

However, it is officially only tested with Fedora bootable ISOs images, yet, one can try it for other Linux distros as well.

Install Fedora Media Writer on Ubuntu

Here are the steps to install this bootable media creator for Ubuntu 18.04 and 19.04.

  1. Open command Terminal. The keyboard shortcut key is CTRL +ALT +T
  2. Install Flatpack, it is a universal Linux package installer that supports a wide range of Linux distros.
    sudo apt install flatpak
  3. If you are on older Ubuntu operating system such as 16 & 17, then to install FLatpak use the below commands:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alexlarsson/flatpak
    sudo apt update
    sudo apt install flatpak
  4. Command to install Flatpak plugin on Ubuntu
    sudo apt install gnome-software-plugin-flatpak
  5. To install apps from Flatpack, we need to add its Flathub repository
    flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub
  6. Restart your system.
  7. Use the below syntax to install Fedora Media writer from Flathub
    flatpak install flathub org.fedoraproject.MediaWriter
  8. Now go to Application and search for it, as you see its icon, click to run it.
    or run
    flatpak run org.fedoraproject.MediaWriter

Fedora Media writer installation on ubuntu, WIndows, macOS and CentOS


To remove the Fedora Writer:

flatpak remove --delete-data org.fedoraproject.MediaWriter
flatpak remove --unused


For CentOS Linux OS simply type below command:

yum-config-manager --add-repo
flatpak install flathub org.fedoraproject.MediaWriter 
flatpak run org.fedoraproject.MediaWriter

For Windows and macOS simply download Fedora Media Writer executable file and install it as any regular Windows or Mac software. Here is the link.

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