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Old 07-19-2009, 02:51 PM   #1
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Fedora Live USB Creator Question: Error comes up: "Missing Operating System"


OK, I don't know if this is the right part of the forum, but I'm new so I'll try to do this right. The Problem:
I have already ran Fedora Live USB Creator and that is supposed to mean I have Fedora Linux on my USB Drive. It is a 4GB PNY Mini Attache. So when I reboot my computer and click F10 (My key for BOOT Settings) I have the option to choose the USB to boot from. I do that, but an error message comes up saying "Operating System Not Found Operating System Not Found Missing Operating System". Also, when I try F2 (My Key for BIOS Settings) I go there and try to get to the USB Thing but when I click enter on it nothing happens, same goes when I try the other boot options. Please help!
Thanks again, FedoraLinuxLover!
 
Old 07-19-2009, 03:16 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ FedoraLinuxLover!

Now, I just installed fedora 11 to my stick yesterday and it was flawless

What Distro are you using, Fedora ?
which version?
did you install from livecd or your hd install?
tell us the steps you took to installing it?
did you look in the usb and see if anything is there?

usb is fat32 or ext2/3?
 
Old 07-19-2009, 03:43 PM   #3
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Welcome to LQ FedoraLinuxLover!

Now, I just installed fedora 11 to my stick yesterday and it was flawless

What Distro are you using, Fedora ?
which version?
did you install from livecd or your hd install?
tell us the steps you took to installing it?
did you look in the usb and see if anything is there?

usb is fat32 or ext2/3?
Well, it is version 11.
And the USB Creator version is 3.7.1.
I installed from liveCD.
The Steps.
I installed USB Creator.
I clicked use existing iso and chose the iso Installed earlier.
The Stuff was in the USB.
USB is Fat32.
*Hey can I uninstall the thing? I might try uninstalling and re installing from a ISO on it instead of an existing one. But I forgot how to uninstall stuff from my USB Device.
Thanks, Fedora Linux Lover
 
Old 07-19-2009, 04:38 PM   #4
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So, your main system is Fedora 11 too?
or Windows?

If Fedora 11, have you looked inside the usb
to see if fedora is in there?

you can delete the files off usb, yes
only, if you are using syslinux you don't need to delete the file
called ldlinux.sys
that is syslinux
if you delete that you gotta re-install syslinux to usb

if your main os is fedora this will be easy
 
Old 07-19-2009, 04:52 PM   #5
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So, your main system is Fedora 11 too?
or Windows?

If Fedora 11, have you looked inside the usb
to see if fedora is in there?

you can delete the files off usb, yes
only, if you are using syslinux you don't need to delete the file
called ldlinux.sys
that is syslinux
if you delete that you gotta re-install syslinux to usb

if your main os is fedora this will be easy
No my main os is Windows XP, I want to use Fedora on the USB so I can switch between the two.
 
Old 07-19-2009, 04:55 PM   #6
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OK, can you see what's on the usb?
folders, etc
after it installed?

if so, post the syslinux.cfg
 
Old 07-19-2009, 04:59 PM   #7
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Question syslinux.cfg?

What do you mean post the syslinux.cfg?

Last edited by FedoraLinuxLover; 07-19-2009 at 05:00 PM. Reason: clarifying
 
Old 07-19-2009, 05:01 PM   #8
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OH, meaning inside the usb should be a folder named syslinux
inside that folder should be a syslinux.cfg or extlinux.cfg

by "post" I mean copy/paste it into your answer box
 
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OH, meaning inside the usb should be a folder named syslinux
inside that folder should be a syslinux.cfg or extlinux.cfg

by "post" I mean copy/paste it into your answer box
It isn't letting me paste it? Ok I try pressing attachments now and it says it's an invalid file when I try attaching it?
 
Old 07-19-2009, 05:13 PM   #10
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OK
please list whats in the usb?
a folder named LiveOS?
a folder named syslinux?
what else??

does the syslinux.cfg look like that?
or you can't open it in windows?
if windows can't open syslinux.cfg boot the fedora cd and open it in fedora

Code:
label linux0
  menu label Boot
  kernel /syslinux/vmlinuz0
  append initrd=/syslinux/initrd0.img root=UUID=45674521-df38-44d1-8f8d-ec264870efbe rootfstype=ext3 rw liveimg overlay=UUID=45674521-df38-44d1-8f8d-ec264870efbe quiet  rhgb 
menu default
 
Old 07-19-2009, 05:14 PM   #11
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except the ext3 part, that's my usb
yours should say fat32
rootfstype=?
 
Old 07-19-2009, 05:27 PM   #12
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OK
please list whats in the usb?
a folder named LiveOS?
a folder named syslinux?
what else??

does the syslinux.cfg look like that?
or you can't open it in windows?
if windows can't open syslinux.cfg boot the fedora cd and open it in fedora

Code:
label linux0
  menu label Boot
  kernel /syslinux/vmlinuz0
  append initrd=/syslinux/initrd0.img root=UUID=45674521-df38-44d1-8f8d-ec264870efbe rootfstype=ext3 rw liveimg overlay=UUID=45674521-df38-44d1-8f8d-ec264870efbe quiet  rhgb 
menu default
Ok here's the stuff:
boot~>olpc.fth*
EFI~>boot~>boot.conf*,boot.efi*,bootia32.conf*,bootia32.efi*,grub.conf*,
initrd0.img*,isolinux.bin*,isolinux.cfg*,memtest*,splash.jpg*(is a PNG file with a incorrect file extension, should I change it?),splash.xpm (.gz file)*,vesamenu.c32*vmlinuz0*,
LiveOS~livecd-iso-to-disk*,osmin.img*,overlay-FEDORA-6D32-680F*,squashfs.img*,
syslinux~boot (when I try to open, it says it is invalid as a Security Catalog)*,initrd0.img*,isolinux.bin*,memtest*,splash.png (I renamed after stuff wasn't working, before it was a incorrect file with a incorrect file extension (.jpg) )*,syslinux.cfg*,vesamenu.c32*,vmlinuz.0
GPL*
README*
*=File
~=Folder
 
Old 07-19-2009, 05:28 PM   #13
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Sorry about the annoying symbols and stuff, just trying to make the stuff right so I can get this annoying problem solved.
 
Old 07-19-2009, 05:29 PM   #14
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and what about the ldlinux.sys file?
is it on usb?
 
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Exclamation uh oh

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and what about the ldlinux.sys file?
is it on usb?
uhh, no it isn't, do you think my problem resides there?
 
  


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