View Full Version : Installing Fedora 13 x64 with USB Using Unetbootin
21st April 2010, 09:25 PM
I'm trying to install 13 x64 with Unetbootin, but i'm getting 'no root device found boot has failed. sleeping forever
21st April 2010, 09:57 PM
Is this after installation?
Or at the very beginning. Someone has mentioned that they've had no problems using the Windows version of unetbootin--for myself, I found that I could get it to install by using the network options, that is, http or nfs.
However, this is assuming it boots. :)
21st April 2010, 10:29 PM
use Fedora's utility "liveusb-creator" i used it and it worked (with the exception of my macbook)
when i tried installing on my macbook 1.1, i had the same exact error you did, the solution was to edit the grub kernel line at bootup
as grub is starting, spam the escape button until the grub menu shows up
to edit the entries, press e
edit the kernel line and change these
rootfstype=auto #change auto to vfat
root=LABLE:Fedora-blah-blah #change to UUID:uuidofusbdrive
rd_NO_LUKS rd_NO_MD #i also added these, but not sure if it effects it
i also removed the rhgb and quiet parameters so that i can see what's going on at boot
15th June 2010, 10:53 AM
When i boot my macbook pro 13" from cd with fedora 13 live, i've the same error.
The grub doesn't start, where i can edit the GRUB kernel line?
15th June 2010, 11:59 AM
This really has nothing to do with the thread in which you posted. You should have probably started a new thread under the Mac and PPC section. :) (It can be confusing knowing where to post, but in general, if you're adding something completely different, even if the thread seems somewhat similar, you're better off starting a new thread, using the general section if you're not sure.)
That being said, when you boot, don't you get a message saying hit tab for options, or something like that? If you hit the tab key (I think--I haven't used the liveCD for awhile) you should be put at the end of the kernel line, and be able to add (or remove) options there.
15th June 2010, 12:13 PM
Ok sorry, i will open a new thread on this specific error eith macbook pro.
15th June 2010, 02:08 PM
Oops, don't do that now. Then it's considered double posting. and might just get closed.
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The mods here are very kind, and do understand that people get confused, but they're also busy volunteers, so sometimes, doing what you're thinking of, just reposting the same thing in a different place, will simply result in it being closed. Therefore, PM one of them and they'll take care of it.
Best thing to do is PM any of the moderators, and ask one of them to move your post to its own new thread.
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