View Full Version : no root device found, boot has failed, sleeping forever?
8th February 2011, 09:17 PM
I downloaded fedora 14 64 image then created a bootable flash drive and put the image on the flash drive. I rebooted and tried booting from the flash drive and that's the message I received. What do I do?
8th February 2011, 09:57 PM
How did you make the flash drive bootable?
8th February 2011, 11:19 PM
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anyone know what to do?
9th February 2011, 12:45 AM
In my experience ther is no such thing as a universal usb installer. Every system has some special issues.
Here is the Fedora approved scheme for creating a bootable installation media.
9th February 2011, 01:31 AM
It did the same thing when using the fedora live usb creator, except the message was "boot has failed sleeping forever"
21st February 2011, 05:26 PM
I had a similar problem after repartitioning the disk. The grub.conf and /etc/fstab didn't have the appropriate UUIDs listed for the directory entries (/, /boot, /home, etc). The "blkid" command returns the UUID's of the devices. This was solved in the following thread:
25th February 2011, 07:23 AM
you can use unetbootin' to put the iso on the flash drive so that it will load and install to hard drive, if you want it to.
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