How To Create A UEFI Bootable Mageia Linux USB Drive

Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Fedora, and openSUSE are genuinely outstanding Linux conveyances, yet in addition riding high up in the best 10 is Mageia.

The Linux conveyance Mandrake changed its name to Mandriva, and after that it vanished (despite the fact that there is presently an openMandriva accessible). Mageia depends on a fork of the code from Mandriva.

This guide tells the best way to make a bootable live USB drive for Mageia which will boot on a machine with a UEFI bootloader. (For the most part current PCs worked to run Windows 8 and up or more have UEFI).

Stage 1 – Download Mageia

The most recent adaptation of Mageia accessible is Mageia 5 and it very well may be downloaded from

The alternatives on the downloads page incorporate “Exemplary”, “Live Media” and “System Installation”.

Snap on the “Live Media” alternative.

Two alternatives will currently show up asking whether you need to download a LiveDVD picture or an English just CD.

Snap on the “LiveDVD” choice.

Two additional choices will show up asking whether you need to download the KDE or GNOME work area rendition of Mageia.

It is up to you which one you pick however the establishment manage that I will deliver for Mageia will be founded on GNOME.

Again there are two additional choices, 32-bit or 64-bit. Your decision here will rely upon whether you are intending to run the Live USB on a 32-bit or 64-bit PC.

At long last, you can pick between an immediate connection or a BitTorrent download. It is up to you which you pick and depends whether you have a BitTorrent customer introduced on your PC or not. On the off chance that you don’t have a BitTorrent customer pick “direct connection”.

The ISO for Mageia will currently begin to download.

Stage 2 – Get The Win32 Disk Imaging Tool

The Mageia site records a few apparatuses for making a bootable USB drive utilizing Windows. One of the instruments is Rufus and the other is the Win32 Disk Imaging Tool.

I just had achievement while utilizing the Win32 Disk Imaging Tool thus this guide tells the best way to make a bootable USB drive utilizing that over Rufus.

Snap here to download the most recent form of the Win32 Disk Imaging Tool.

Stage 3 – Installing The Win32 Disk Imaging Tool

To introduce the Win32 circle imaging instrument double tap on the symbol inside the downloads organizer.

Presently pursue these means:

  1. Snap next at the appreciated message
  2. Acknowledge the permit understanding
  3. Pick where to introduce the device and snap straightaway
  4. Snap alongside move beyond the begin menu envelope
  5. Leave the “Make a work area symbol” checked and click straightaway
  6. “Good to go To Install” screen click “introduce”
  7. Snap “Completion”

Stage 4 – Create A Live Linux USB Drive

On the off chance that you left the checkbox for “Dispatch Win32DiskImager” checked while introducing the product you should now have a screen like the one in the picture. In the event that the apparatus hasn’t begun double tap on the “Win32DiskImager” symbol on the work area.

Supplement a clear USB crash into one of the USB ports on your PC.

Snap on the envelope symbol and find the download Mageia ISO picture from stage 1. Note that you should change the drop down that peruses “circle pictures” to demonstrate “all documents”.

Change the gadget dropdown with the goal that it focuses to the drive letter where your USB drive is found.

Snap “Compose”.

The picture will currently be kept in touch with the USB drive.

Stage 5 – Boot Into The Live USB Drive

In the event that you are booting on a machine with a standard BIOS, at that point you should simply reboot your PC and pick the Boot Mageia alternative from the menu that shows up.

In the event that you are booting on a machine running Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 you should kill the quick startup.

To kill quick startup right-click in the base left corner of the screen and pick “Power Options”.

Snap on the “Pick what the power catch does” alternative and look down until you see the choice “Turn on quick startup”. Expel the tick from the checkbox and snap “Spare Changes”.

Presently hold down the move key and reboot the PC with the USB drive still embedded. A UEFI setup screen ought to show up. Boot from EFI drive. The Mageia boot menu should now show up and you can pick the “Boot Mageia” alternative.

Stage 6 – Setting Up The Live Environment

When you boot into the live picture a lot of exchange boxes will show up:

  • Pick your language from the rundown and snap straightaway
  • Acknowledge the permit assention
  • Pick your area from the rundown so as to set the timezone and snap straightaway
  • On the off chance that more than one time shows up, pick the best one from the rundown and snap straightaway
  • Pick your console design and snap straightaway


Mageia should now boot into the live condition and you can experiment with its highlights. There is a better than average sprinkle screen with connections to reports. There is likewise a decent Mageia wiki page which merits perusing.