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Old 05-27-2012, 03:56 AM   #1
OK2BCK
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Fedora 16 won't boot from usb on IBM


> SOLVED: in BIOS I have set UEFI/Legacy boot to UEFI first. Legacy boot will work Thanks Babertje! <

trying to install Fedora 16 64bit on ThinkPad x120e (netbook)
using liveUSB creator to load x86 versin iso and make it bootable live from USB stick

I get the Fedora logo filling slowly to the top and at about 70% I get:

Code:
dracut Warning: No root device "live:/dev/disk/by-label/Fedora-16-x86_64-Live-Desktop.is" is found

Dropping to debug shell.

sh: can't access tty: job control turned off
dracut:/#

when I go:

Code:
dracut:/# ls /dev/disk/by-label/
LIVE Lenovo_Recovery SYSTEM_DRV WIndows7_OS
dracut:/#
the name of the USB stick is LIVE.

grub version 0.97-84.fc16

unable to edit "name" line in grub, I see only

Code:
rd.md=0 rd.dm=0
Can I change this so it boots up?

There are some threads about the same problem out there but I found no solution to this yet.

Thanks foor looking

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Old 05-27-2012, 06:39 AM   #2
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I usually use the plain old dd method to create usb-iso's.
First make sure the boot flag is on on the stick then execute:
Code:
dd if=/path/to/your/ISOFile.iso of=/dev/sdX
for this thinkthing check: you have the UEFI/Legacy Boot set to Both and UEFI/Legacy Boot Priority set to Legacy First in the BIOS.
 
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Old 05-27-2012, 06:07 PM   #3
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LIVE Lenovo_Recovery SYSTEM_DRV WIndows7_OS

To me that is saying that it is trying to boot to the recovery partition and not the usb.

Not sure why it is set to disk by id either.

Test this usb on some other system to be sure it works. Power down ibm, plug in usb, boot to bios and move the usb up to the first boot choice in the Hard Drive order. Not the boot order the hard drive order and then boot. See what happens then.

Be sure you have made recovery media or be warned that you can rule out every putting the OEM OS back on.

Also as a side note it is good to see BFO continued. http://boot.fedoraproject.org/ They provide a small usb image that can be used to do a network install. http://boot.fedoraproject.org/download

Last edited by jefro; 05-27-2012 at 06:12 PM.
 
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Old 05-28-2012, 01:59 AM   #4
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LIVE Lenovo_Recovery SYSTEM_DRV WIndows7_OS

To me that is saying that it is trying to boot to the recovery partition and not the usb.
Hello this was actually my thought too, but I figured that it lists all the logical drives?


You guys are being great help EVERY TIME!
 
  


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