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some of the older versions listed here ^ may be security risks- for archive purposes only


fedora 24

  • f24 goes EOL August 8

Fedora 24 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2017-08-08. Fedora 24 is no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further security or bug fix updates.....

updated 2017-08-08

Tutorial: Install f25 soas to hard disk

Upgrade to f25 in Gnome Software

  • Upgrade is now offered to go to f25 in Gnome Software
With Message:
"Fedora 25 Ready to be Installed"
If the banner is Black and White
Do not Proceed.
  • Update will fail
  • WARNING: do dnf update first
  • Fully updated Gnome Software has a BLUE Banner in Gnome Software
With Message:
  • "Fedora 25 Now Available"
[Learn More] [Download]
  • WARNING: do dnf update first
  • Back up your files

Download f24

  • Multiboot USB.iso
bios boot only;requires 16 GB USB
write with fedora mediawriter; dd or gnome-disks-restore
Has multiple lives selectable from menu.
  • Everything netinstall
refresh your browser
06/21/2016 update
  • SoaS did not build in Final.
It was decided to release a working nightly in
It was fault in the builders that caused this to occur.[1]
  • f24 soas:
needed fixed at last moment of release
  • x86_64
  • i386
  • torrents
  • Boot.iso
Used for install of any DE to Hard Disk as networkinstall (Including Sugar-Desktop)
  • webkitgtk3 is required for sugar to work in f24

Here are some ways to get .108 sugar:

You can also use the everthing netinstall to install sugar-desktop
look for Software selection in installer then choose sugar desktop environment
  • Checksum:

or use in another f24 Desktop Environment:

"dnf groupinstall sugar-desktop-environment"
"dnf install sugar-runner webkitgtk3
(webkitgtk3 is required for sugar to work in f24)

sugar-runner only works in GNOME on Xorg

sugar-desktop works in GNOME as separate login

How to list available Desktop Environments

sudo dnf group list hidden -v

DNF System Upgrade

update f23 to f24 Beta
  • worked for Soas f23 to f24

dd to write USB
Dangerous if pointed to wrong device BE CAREFULL

win32 Disk Manager

  • writes to USB in windows 10

Fedora Media Writer

<--Return to Tutorial using the older LUC interface

  • Revised installer
Updated 12/04/2016
  • NOTE persistence is no longer offered see below [ 1 ]
Destined to be Primary installer in linux; Windows; Mac
Downloads f23/24/25 iso's
Use Custom OS for testing .iso's you have already downloaded
iso selection Starts in / ; go to Home/(user)/Downloads to find them (select with double click)
  • Main Screen (note Fedora Spins - Including KDE - are accessed from [ : ] at bottom


  • Custom OS

Costom OS.png Custom Select.png

  • Fedora Spins [ : ]

Spins.png Soas1.png

  • LiveUSBCreator as Primary Downloadable [1]
  • RPMS
  • Test Day

Bugs tracking bug
  • f24 Common Bugs:

[ 1 ] use live-iso-to-disk for persistence

livecd-iso-to-disk --format --reset-mbr --overlay-size-mb 2000 --home-size-mb 2000 --delete-home --unencrypted-home Fedora-Workstation-Live-x86_64-24_Beta-1.4.iso /dev/sdb*
  • USB must have: fat format, boot flag, label=LIVE
  • CAUTION use "mount" (in terminal) to get correct name for USB
/dev/sdb /dev/sdc /dev/sdd etc


simpler way to remix live cd's
livecd-creator \
--config=/home/(user)/Downloads/pagure/flat-fedora-live-soas-mediawriter.ks \
--fslabel=Soas-f24-mediawriter --cache=/var/cache/live --verbose

f24 soas remix with mediawriter added to livecd-creator


  • Source file:

  • Older post
  • Examples in f24 root terminal:

Install files

  • livemedia-creator and ksflatten are part of lorax
# dnf install lorax virt-install libvirt-daemon-config-network

Last metadata expiration check: 2:48:39 ago on Sun Jun 19 14:06:08 2016.
Package lorax-23.21-1.fc23.x86_64 is already installed, skipping.
Package libvirt-daemon-config-network- is already installed, skipping.


Downloading Packages:
virt-install-1.3.2-2.fc23.noarch.rpm                                                                                                              219 kB/s |  92 kB     00:00    


  virt-install.noarch 1.3.2-2.fc23                                                                                                                                                
  • Must be done first:
You must be in the same fedora version (f24) first.
setenforce 0 


build works: 05/26/2016 tg
bash: ksflatten: command not found...
Install package 'pykickstart' to provide command 'ksflatten'? [N/y] y
  • Link:
<dgilmore> satellit: I suggest that you tell people to git clone the repo and not get each piece manually
Kickstarts need to flattened before use:
hit raw tab and save-page-as to a local directory (/home/(user)/Downloads/pagure/)
  • switch root terminal to the local directory with the kickstart files (/home/(user)/Downloads/pagure/)
ksflatten -v, --config fedora-live-soas.ks -o flat-fedora-live-soas.ks --version F24
livemedia-creator --ks /home/(user)/Downloads/pagure/flat-fedora-live-soas.ks  --logfile /tmp/lmc-logs/livemedia-out.log --no-virt --resultdir /tmp/lmc --project Fedora-soas-Live --make-iso --volid Fedora-SoaS-flat-live --iso-only --iso-name Fedora-SoaS-flat-live.iso --releasever 24 --title Fedora-SoaS-flat-live --macboot


  • There is a problem using LMC this way:

<adamw> satellit: you really *really* shouldn't be running lmc directly on the system with --no-virt anyway <adamw> it's a fundamentally risky thing to do

Make a remix

  • edit the bottom of the flat-fedora-live-soas.ks
that you produce with ksflatten (above)
in this section of the flattened.ks:


add a program (add name)
- delete a program ( put - in front)
put # in front of listed program to not install it
  • See this page for more details on remixes

Build takes a long time wait for completion
ends with:
2016-05-17 16:16:16,110: Disk Image install successful
2016-05-17 16:16:16,110: working dir is /var/tmp/lmc-work-rilyz2bm
2016-05-17 16:27:38,448: Rebuilding initrds
2016-05-17 16:27:38,448: dracut args = ['--xz', '--add', 'livenet dmsquash-live convertfs pollcdrom qemu qemu-net', '--omit', 'plymouth', '--no-hostonly', '--debug', '--no-early-microcode']
2016-05-17 16:27:38,449: rebuilding boot/initramfs-4.5.3-300.fc24.x86_64.img
2016-05-17 16:29:15,724: Building boot.iso
2016-05-17 16:29:15,784: running x86.tmpl
2016-05-17 16:29:48,959: Disk image erased
2016-05-17 16:29:49,377: SUMMARY
2016-05-17 16:29:49,377: -------
2016-05-17 16:29:49,377: Logs are in /tmp/lmc-logs
2016-05-17 16:29:49,377: Results are in /tmp/lmc

Retrieve finished live.iso

"Results are in /tmp/lmc"

  • start files application
  • click on Files system
open temp folder
open lmc folder
  • click on the .....iso you just built

copy to (mouse right click) Home with files application

  • Check that it is in Home

Clean Up

delete the instance in /tmp
delete the /tmp directory (cannot run new build unless this is done?)
[root@localhost lmc]# 
[root@localhost lmc]# cd ..
[root@localhost tmp]# rm -r lmc
rm: descend into directory 'lmc'? y
rm: remove regular file 'lmc/Fedora-LUCwks-20160524.iso'? y
rm: remove directory 'lmc'? y
[root@localhost tmp]#

f24 soas remix with mediawriter added to LMC


  • Source files:
  • terminal command and output

  • flattened kickstart to use

How to create a Fedora install ISO

mock - Builds packages inside chroots

f25 multboot USB

 su -c './ --clean\
      -i {Fedora-Workstation-Live-x86_64-25-1.3.iso,Fedora-Server-dvd-x86_64-25-1.3.iso,Fedora-KDE-Live-x86_64-25-1.3.iso,Fedora-Cinnamon-Live-x86_64-25-1.3.iso,Fedora-MATE_Compiz=Live-x86_64-25-1.3.iso,Fedora-SoaS-Live-x86_64-25-1.3.iso,Fedora-Jam_KDE-Live-x86_64-25-1.3.iso} \
     --bootdefault Fedora-Workstation-Live-x86_64-25-1.3.iso \
     --target Fedora-25-Multi-Boot.iso \
     --targetname Fedora-25-Multi-Desktop'
  • contains:


Only works in gnome-xorg does not work in (wayland Gnome)

saves file in .ogv format
# dnf install recordmydesktop

Last metadata expiration check: 0:26:42 ago on Wed Nov 23 18:49:04 2016. Package recordmydesktop- is already installed, skipping. Dependencies resolved. Nothing to do. Complete!


[root@localhost satellit]

# recordmydesktop

Initial recording window is set to: X:0 Y:0 Width:1600 Height:900 Adjusted recording window is set to: X:0 Y:2 Width:1600 Height:896 Your window manager appears to be Mutter (Muffin)

Detected compositing window manager. Reverting to full screen capture at every frame. To disable this check run with --no-wm-checkNOTE Fails to stop in gnome3.10.2 in f20' (though that is not advised, since it will probably produce faulty results).

Initializing... Buffer size adjusted to 4096 from 4096 frames. Opened PCM device default Recording on device default is set to: 1 channels at 22050Hz Capturing! ^C

Cached 12 MB, from 393 MB that were received. Average cache compression ratio: 96.9 %

Shutting down.Saved 821 frames in a total of 819 requests .... STATE:ENCODING Encoding started! This may take several minutes. Pressing Ctrl-C will cancel the procedure (resuming will not be possible, but any portion of the video, which is already encoded won't be deleted). Please wait... Output file: out.ogv [100%] Encoding finished! Wait a moment please...

Done. Written 6388001 bytes (5829888 of which were video data and 558113 audio data)

Cleanning up cache... Done!!! Goodbye! [root@localhost satellit]#

Virtual Machine Manager

  • Install with gnome-software
search with kvm
Vmm launcher.png
virtual machine manager
Vmm f24.png
Select QEMU/kvm user session
Select user-session.png


  • Download
  • Install rpm with software installer
Click on rpm.

  • Terminal:
dnf install gcc dkms kernel-devel 
Last metadata expiration check: 2:08:49 ago on Sat Jul 16 14:14:34 2016.
Package gcc-6.1.1-3.fc24.x86_64 is already installed, skipping.
Dependencies resolved.
 Package          Arch       Version                          Repository   Size
 dkms             noarch      updates      82 k
 kernel-devel     x86_64     4.6.3-300.fc24                   updates      10 M
  • Instructions to prepare kernel:
rcvboxdrv setup Starting VirtualBox services. Building VirtualBox kernel modules.

copr update to 0.109 sugar

copr installed in f24 workstation with a sugar-desktop installed (0.108)
I see sugar 0.109 after dnf update and reboot. (satellit 06/05/2016)
  • Install of sugar 0.109:
Log of install ^
I will be doing the release management for the 0.110 cycle. Please see the timeline [1]. I would appreciate any comments on the timeline.
I've also setup a COPR for sugar, which I hope to maintain throughout this cycle. Are there any other packaging services that we should have to push testing releases to?
Is there a service for automatic building of live SoaS images? XO images? Let's make this the most tested sugar release ever!
  • works with sugar-runner install as 2nd Desktop Environment in f24 cinnamon/gnome

Developer Portal


  • Matix of successful builds: f24 and f25 rawhide

wayland in rawhide

  • Workstation now is using wayland by default
Users will be able to disable wayland by setting WaylandEnable=false
in /etc/gdm/custom.conf but there will no longer be two separate menu
  • update:
GDM Menu updated to:
gnome (wayland
  • Wayland By Default
Do not use any fedora 24 (rawhide) installs for anything but testing.
This works in f23 virtual manager:
  • For latest builds:
Alternate: (Still f23)
  • How to test if you are using wayland
1) You can check if you're on wayland by running
$ ls -l $XDG_RUNTIME_DIR/wayland-0
if it returns a socket you're probably using wayland.
2)'xrandr' is easier to type... Output names have WAYLAND in them under wayland.

How to debug Wayland

Fedora Package Information search

Available environment groups

Updated 05/18/2016
  • example command line
dnf groupinstall workstation-product-environment
sudo dnf group list -v
sudo dnf group list hidden -v
dnf grouplist hidden
  • Available environment groups:
  Minimal Install (minimal-environment)
  Fedora Custom Operating System (custom-environment)
  Fedora Server Edition (server-product-environment)
  Fedora Workstation (workstation-product-environment)
  Fedora Cloud Server (cloud-server-environment)
  KDE Plasma Workspaces (kde-desktop-environment)
  Xfce Desktop (xfce-desktop-environment)
  LXDE Desktop (lxde-desktop-environment)
  Hawaii Desktop (hawaii-desktop-environment)
  LXQt Desktop (lxqt-desktop-environment)
  MATE Desktop (mate-desktop-environment)
  Sugar Desktop Environment (sugar-desktop-environment)
  Development and Creative Workstation (developer-workstation-environment)
  Web Server (web-server-environment)
  Infrastructure Server (infrastructure-server-environment)
  Basic Desktop (basic-desktop-environment)
  Cinnamon Desktop (cinnamon-desktop-environment)
  • Available groups:
  Administration Tools (admin-tools)
  Ansible node (ansible-node)
  Audio Production (audio)
  Authoring and Publishing (authoring-and-publishing)
  Books and Guides (books)
  C Development Tools and Libraries (c-development)
  Cloud Infrastructure (cloud-infrastructure)
  Cloud Management Tools (cloud-management)
  Container Management (container-management)
  D Development Tools and Libraries (d-development)
  Design Suite (design-suite)
  Development Tools (development-tools)
  Domain Membership (domain-client)
  Fedora Eclipse (eclipse)
  Editors (editors)
  Educational Software (education)
  Electronic Lab (electronic-lab)
  Engineering and Scientific (engineering-and-scientific)
  FreeIPA Server (freeipa-server)
  Games and Entertainment (games)
  Headless Management (headless-management)
  LibreOffice (libreoffice)
  MATE Applications (mate-applications)
  MATE Compiz (mate-compiz)
  Medical Applications (medical)
  Milkymist (milkymist)
  Network Servers (network-server)
  Office/Productivity (office)
  Robotics (robotics-suite)
  RPM Development Tools (rpm-development-tools)
  Security Lab (security-lab)
  Sound and Video (sound-and-video)
  System Tools (system-tools)
  Text-based Internet (text-internet)
  3D Printing (3d-printing)
  Window Managers (window-managers)

Common Bugs

Assigning a USB in Virtual Manger

dnf api

Network manager and wifi-scans

Offical Fedora Spins