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How To Create A Gnome 3 Live USB Stick [Fedora, OpenSUSE, Ubuntu]

By Debjit on April 7th, 2011 

Gnome 3 Desktop environment has now been released and will soon find it's way to most of the Linux Distributions out there - like Fedora, OpenSUSE & Ubuntu. We have already told you how to install Gnome 3 on Ubuntu or try it as a Live environment on Fedora or OpenSUSE. In this article we will tell you how to create a Live USB Stick for Gnome 3.


Applets and Dockbar in Gnome 3

Applets and Dockbar in Gnome 3


Step 1: Download the Gnome 3 Live ISO of your choice from this page.

Step 2: Now, download the tarball package of the USB Image Writer and extract it's contents to a folder.

Step 3: Open a terminal and navigate to the folder where you have extracted the contents of the image writer package (eg. $ cd Downloads/abock-image-usb-stick-f3b1002)

Step 4: Prepare the image writer by running this command in a terminal:

$ chmod a+x ./image-usb-stick

Step 5: Remove any USB storage devices that you might have connected to your computer and insert the empty USB stick that you want to write to.

Step 6: Run the image writer script from a terminal:

sudo ./image-usb-stick path_to_the_live_image.iso

Step 7: To run the live image, reboot your computer with the USB stick attached.


How To Create A Gnome 3 Live USB Stick [Fedora, OpenSUSE, Ubuntu] was originally published on on April 7, 2011 - 4:31 pm (Indian Standard Time)