If you are not already technical and familiar with live media, creating GNU/Linux installation media for the first time can seem confusing. Each GNU/Linux distribution has different instructions. Some distros recommend using command line utilities like
dd, while others recommend using custom software that you need to install and use to get started.
For example, here are instructions for making Live Media USB keys for three major GNU/Linux distros:
- 4.3. Preparing Files for USB Memory Stick Booting (Debian)
- Creating and using live USB (Fedora)
- SDB:Live USB stick (OpenSUSE)
The general process is:
- Open Etcher
- Select your image media
- Select your target drive
- Start flashing
How to get your computer to boot from your new bootable media will depend on your computer and its firmware. Here, some DuckDuckGo searching will come in handy if you are not sure how to proceed.