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    installing F12 from usb drive on EeePC901, iso image not found

    Hi,

    I'm trying to install Fedora 12 on my EeePC 901 from a 8GB USB stick. However I get the error each time after clicking Next on the boot loader setup screen.
    Code:
    Missing ISO 9660 Image
    
    The installer has tried to mount image #1, but cannot find it on the hard drive.
    
    Please copy this image to the drive and click Retry. Click Exit to abort the installation.
    I tried this with the DVD as well as the net install image. I tried setting up the USB stick with unetbootin and semi-manually [1]. I still get the same error.

    I've set up the first 4GB SSD (sda1) as / ext4 partition and the second 16GB SSD (sdb1) as an encrypted /home partition.

    sdc1 is the USB stick and sdd1 is a 16GB SD card in the card reader. They are not used in the installation.

    I realize, that the 4GB / partition will probably be too small etc, but I'm just trying to get the installer to go the package selection page.



    1 - http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora...a_physical_DVD
    Last edited by kilgor; 18th November 2009 at 08:42 PM. Reason: added the URL reference #1

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    Hello kilgor,

    Well, I just did it with my Kingston DataTraveler pendrive. I copied the following things to the pendrive...
    1. vmlinuz
    2. initrd.img
    3. The /images folder
    4. The ISO file
    I extracted those first three items from the ISO file itself, but you can just as easily download them from the same place that you got the ISO file.

    Next, I booted my computer to a grub> prompt. You can do that by one of several means (GRUB boot CD, GRUB boot floppy, Super Grub Disk, another Linux's boot menu). I got to my grub> prompt at the Fedora 11 boot menu. Anyway, once you're looking at a grub> prompt, you can find the partition with the files like this...
    Code:
    grub> find /vmlinuz
    With that information continue on with these...
    Code:
    grub> kernel (hdx,y)/vmlinuz
    grub> initrd (hdx,y)/initrd.img
    grub> boot
    You, of course, change x & y to the drive & partition that you learned from the find command. The familiar Anaconda installer will start. When you get to the dialog box for the installation method, choose "Hard Drive". In the next dialog box, choose from the list the partition with the ISO file. The partitions listed will now be in device name format instead of GRUB's format, but I imagine that you understand that and can figure out which one is it. It's also okay to guess because if you guess wrongly, you are merely returned to the list to try again. When you finally pick the partition with the ISO file, then the graphical Anaconda installer continues on from there per normal.
    Last edited by stoat; 18th November 2009 at 07:50 PM.

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    Thanks for your reply. Your solution probably works too though I wasn't able to test it. I didn't have grub installed anywhere on the EeePC.

    My solution now though was even easier. On my PC which has F11 installed, I force installed the livecd-tools package from F12 and used that to create the bootable USB key using these directions.

    With the F11 version this failed, however now I didn't even have to choose on which partition the .iso file is and it worked. It's installing the packages right now. I'm hopeful.

    So a quick howto:
    Get the F12 livecd-tools package. It will require a newer version of python-imgcreate too. There will be conflicts installing these, so you have to use the --nodeps option. You can later restore them.

    Then follow the aforementioned howto manually (not the unetbootin option).

    For the record: Installed fine but the grub install was faulty. I had to run grub-install and fix the grub.conf. Also during the first boot up a selinux relabeling took place. Otherwise OK. Wireless/BT don't seem to be available either at first glance.
    Last edited by kilgor; 18th November 2009 at 09:36 PM. Reason: for the record

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    I followed Kilgor's suggestions and the install went fine on an Msi Wind U210. No installation-related issues, except for the lack of a driver for the RT3090 wireless chip.

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    It's easier than the instructions in that link, there's no need to download the boot.iso separately, and you only need to copy one file from images/ directory (install.img)

    http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=205596

    same instructions for F11 work for F12 (and you can use livecd-tools from F11 to do the install)

    The dvd images are smaller in F12, so no need to do any isomaster editing of x86_64 dvd to get it on a 4GB stick, in fact you'll have over 300mb free after following those steps.

    Your usb stick will look like this:

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    /media/D520-F2A8/
    |-- Fedora-12-x86_64-DVD.iso
    |-- LiveOS
    |-- images
    |   `-- install.img
    `-- syslinux
        |-- boot.cat
        |-- boot.msg
        |-- grub.conf
        |-- initrd.img
        |-- isolinux.bin
        |-- ldlinux.sys
        |-- memtest
        |-- splash.jpg
        |-- syslinux.cfg
        |-- trans.tbl
        |-- vesamenu.c32
        `-- vmlinuz

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    Quote Originally Posted by stoat
    Hello kilgor,

    Well, I just did it with my Kingston DataTraveler pendrive. I copied the following things to the pendrive...
    1. vmlinuz
    2. initrd.img
    3. The /images folder
    4. The ISO file
    I extracted those first three items from the ISO file itself, but you can just as easily download them from the same place that you got the ISO file.

    Next, I booted my computer to a grub> prompt. You can do that by one of several means (GRUB boot CD, GRUB boot floppy, Super Grub Disk, another Linux's boot menu). I got to my grub> prompt at the Fedora 11 boot menu. Anyway, once you're looking at a grub> prompt, you can find the partition with the files like this...
    Code:
    grub> find /vmlinuz
    With that information continue on with these...
    Code:
    grub> kernel (hdx,y)/vmlinuz
    grub> initrd (hdx,y)/initrd.img
    grub> boot
    You, of course, change x & y to the drive & partition that you learned from the find command. The familiar Anaconda installer will start. When you get to the dialog box for the installation method, choose "Hard Drive". In the next dialog box, choose from the list the partition with the ISO file. The partitions listed will now be in device name format instead of GRUB's format, but I imagine that you understand that and can figure out which one is it. It's also okay to guess because if you guess wrongly, you are merely returned to the list to try again. When you finally pick the partition with the ISO file, then the graphical Anaconda installer continues on from there per normal.
    I did the same but again I am getting the same error: Missing ISO 9660 Image

    The installer has tried to mount image #1, but cannot find it on the hard drive.

    Please copy this image to the drive and click Retry. Click Exit to abort the installation.

    What to do now?

    Also could you please explain what these commands are doing?
    Last edited by Heshsham; 1st December 2009 at 02:29 PM.

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    just run "livecd-iso-to-disk FEDORADVD.iso /dev/sdb1"

    in F11 and below it will transfer the syslinux files (including vmlinuz0 and initrd0), you then copy install/images.img and the iso image itself manually. In F12 the script will copy these files automatically.

    If you want to prepare your usb stick cleanly (deleteing all data) beforehand, do (as root):

    Code:
    dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=512 count=1
    parted /dev/sdb mklabel msdos
    parted /dev/sdb mkpartfs fat32 p 0% 100%
    parted /dev/sdb toggle 1 boot
    The instructions for this have been stickied in the installation subforum since Fedora 10.

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    I have followed Gödel instruction, but I still get:

    Code:
    Missing ISO 9660 Image
    
    The installer has tried to mount image #1, but cannot find it on the hard drive.
    
    Please copy this image to the drive and click Retry. Click Exit to abort the installation.
    I have already tried with unetbootin, liveUSB creator from XP with netinstallation, DVD installation...

    Any ideas?

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    I just got the same problem and then I realised that I had downloaded the UPGRADE DVD instead of the installation one (I had originally intended to upgrade from F11). Not sure if this is the solution though, since I'm now in the process of downloading the normal installation image. I'll let you know if all goes well.

    I'm using Unetbootin from Windows.

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    OK here's what I did after I got this problem:
    - As I said above, I downloaded the Live CD, since the one I had was the upgrade image.
    - I used the Fedora Live USB creator
    - I ran into this problem
    - I solved the above problem with the labelling method mentioned in the thread:
    -- Given label "X" for the USB drive, I changed the kernel boot line to root=LABEL=X

    Booted into Live and installed through there with no problems. Hope this helps.

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    Re: installing F12 from usb drive on EeePC901, iso image not found

    I have the same problem and near same hardware setup as Kilgor, and am using unetbootin too.

    All I did was copy the fedora ISO to the root folder of the USB and I was able to get passed this issue.

    I hope this helps.

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