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Old 2nd September 2008, 06:53 PM
sebnie Offline
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problem with booting fedora live-USB from NTFS...

I have problems with booting a home-made fedora livecd (made into a live-USB) from NTFS. I created with Fedora LiveCD-creator, a livecd which squashfs.img exceeds 5 GB, and because of that, it wont fit on a FAT32 filesystem.

I formatted the filesystem in NTFS, and selected grub4dos as bootloader.
The bootloader loads correctly, and also the kernel, but it says then:

mounting /dev/root
lrwxrwxrwx 1 0 0 9 Sep 2 19:47 /dev/root -> /dev/ram0
mount: you must specify the filesystem type
Bug in initramfs /init detected. Dropping to a shell. Good Luck!
bash-3.2# exit
Kernel Panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!

In my grub4dos, my menu.lst looks like this:
color black/cyan yellow/cyan
timeout 1
default /default

kernel /vmlinuz0 root=/dev/ram0 looptype=squashfs loop=/LiveOS/squashfs.img initrd=/initrd0.img
initrd /initrd0.img

is this correct?

The filesystem on the USB memory looks like this:


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Old 2nd September 2008, 08:57 PM
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looks about right except for the ntfs part .Linux will not run on ntfs
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