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Old 11-23-2014, 12:31 PM   #1
lionelflores
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Help Me, Linux (or anything else) does not want to boot


I have a Asus x200M that i tried installing linux on fully last week. I had the fedora 20 distro on there already, but I wanted to get another one on, sparky. When I was on the partitioning process of the installation I made one partition to hold the distro and when I did that it went to a blank screen. Now it does not want to boot from my usb devices (it sais that there is not bootable usb devbices).

Any help or insight is much appreciated.
 
Old 11-23-2014, 12:43 PM   #2
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Download a bootable image and put it onto your usb and try again
 
Old 11-23-2014, 12:47 PM   #3
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How did you create the partition, was it during the installation process of whatever Linux you were trying to install? It would be useful for you to indicate which one as there are hundreds. Just creating a partition should not lead to the behavior you describe. Is Fedora the only operating system you have?
 
Old 11-23-2014, 12:54 PM   #4
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I tried a fedora 20, sparky, and upbuntu usb, and neither of them work. Fedora 20 would boot to emergency mode.

I used gparted to seperate the partitions
 
Old 11-23-2014, 01:02 PM   #5
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Also, and fedora 20 was the only distro I had loaded at the time
 
Old 11-23-2014, 01:04 PM   #6
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Have you tried a dvd?
 
Old 11-23-2014, 01:07 PM   #7
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No. The laptop doesnt have a dvd drive
 
Old 11-23-2014, 01:19 PM   #8
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How are you making the live usb?
 
Old 11-23-2014, 01:26 PM   #9
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boot into "rescue" mode
fedora that is using the install dvd / usb and fallow the on screen instructions

"rescue"
after you type in
Code:
cd /mnt/sysimage
( as per the on screen instructions )

type in this
Code:
fdisk -l
if you have a second usb just copy that output to it
or
use paper and pencil and write it down


that command will inform us as to HOW the computer drive(s) is formatted
 
Old 11-23-2014, 02:05 PM   #10
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"rescue"
after you type in
Code:
cd /mnt/sysimage
( as per the on screen instructions )

type in this
Code:
fdisk -l
I tried inputting this. But there is no "/mnt/" directorty and there is not command "fdisk"

I am under the "dracut" command line

as in

dracut:/#
 
Old 11-23-2014, 02:12 PM   #11
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dracut is used to rebuild the boot image

NOT
to mount a existing install

pop in stall the install disk and there will be some options
"install"
"rescue"
"boot from an existing install"
"check image"
there also might be a terminal option
type in
Code:
linux rescue
you need to be in "rescue mode"
a popup will pop up telling you to type in
mnt/sysimage
to get to the Installed operating system
 
  


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