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    F12 LiveUSB wont boot or install

    During the bootup process of the LiveUSB (created from the latest i686 live iso downloaded today 2009-10-19) the proess dies with this message:


    booting init 3:
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    No root device found

    Boot has failed, sleeping forever
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    just booting with normal grub params:
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    tried to remove a fb that we did not own

    Boot has failed, sleeping forever
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    I have found a few bugzilla entries and forum posts with similar messages but none of the suggested work arrounds will get me past the error, any advice?

    thanks!

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    I'm getting the same problem using the F12 beta live CD.

    Attempting to boot normally results in the "tried to remove a fb that we did not own" error.

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    how did you write the image to the USB stick?

    can you see what component is printing the 'tried to remove a fb that we did not own' message?
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    I created the USB stick using UNetBootin-windows-372. I could try creating the usb stick from my Ubuntu machine if anyone thinks that would make a difference.

    The error verbatim:

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    [drm:drm_mode_rmfb] *ERROR* tried to remove a fb that we didn't own
    
    Boot has failed, sleeping forever.

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    Please try with livecd-iso-to-disk , the Fedora-recommended tool, instead...using unetbootin is kind of outside our installation guidelines.
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    I used the fedora provided tools and get that error, I am able to get success with a nightly build, however the beta ISO will not boot at all

    creating a bootable USB from an ISO here:

    http://alt.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt...poses/desktop/

    will work for me, however no matter what I do the broadcom wifi will not go (tried rpmfusion packages as well as the official broadcom firmware that worked in F10 and 11)

    If you are still getting this error with the beta live USB try one of the nightly build isos

    good luck!
    Last edited by hiberphoptik; 21st October 2009 at 11:42 PM. Reason: typo

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    Okay, I created a USB stick using the Fedora provided live CD creator for Windows, and it successfully booted. I suppose it was a problem involving whatever unetbootin does. It's the first time I've had an issue with unetbootin!

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    i have found that sometimes I have to manually run syslinux on the usb stick when running unetbootin. even after it completes successfully.

    i still prefer it though as it allows the greatest flexibility across distros no matter which distro you want the USB stick to boot.
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    right, I'm not saying unetbootin is a bad tool or anything, just that it's a bit beyond the control of Fedora so we mostly just worry about whether it works with the livecd-tools .
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    Wherever possible, I use dd to make my usb sticks, and the process worked just fine with F12-beta. It's good to see that more and more distros are being formulated as hybrid ISOs, since that removes a major potential glitch from the overall installation exercise. Well done the Fedora developers.

    However, just out of interest, I burned an F12-beta usb stick from the basic LiveCD iso using unetbootin 3.7.2, and got exactly the same error message as noted above. I haven't yet tried applying unetbootin to a DVD image but that might be worth checking.

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    I had a similar error (I think, was a couple of weeks ago) but changing the boot order in bios to put the usb first and hard drive second solved it. After that I was able to boot and install without problems.

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    No, that's a different issue, not related to the distribution or to unetbootin. Both the original contributor and I had already set the USB stick as the first priority in the BIOS list, and the LiveCD boot process was under way when the error occurred.

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    it may be worth reporting this issue to the unetbootin developers, if it seems to affect everyone who tries to use unetbootin.

    bennachie: the new hybrid ISO support is indeed great, but it's worth noting livecd-iso-to-disk is still the way to go if you want to use the persistent /home feature.
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    I am unable to boot the live usb of F12 beta created using liveusb-creator on fedora 11. I get some sort of error like cannot find image linux. I tried creating the live usb twice but still no luck. Any ideas
    EDIT: I tried the 64 bit version if thats of any relevance
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    Quote Originally Posted by pankajp
    I am unable to boot the live usb of F12 beta created using liveusb-creator on fedora 11. I get some sort of error like cannot find image linux. I tried creating the live usb twice but still no luck. Any ideas
    EDIT: I tried the 64 bit version if thats of any relevance
    +1. I have tried both unetbootin and liveusb-creator and I get the same issue. This didn't happen with F12 alpha.

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