Fedora 20 USB boot problem [closed]

asked 2014-05-17 08:27:37 -0600

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PC is HP DV7 - Windows 7 installed.

Boots from DVD ok.

Boots from liveDVD and LiveUSB ok

Boots FUDUNTU installed on USB ok Boots Windows repair CD and repair USB ok

Press PF9 during boot you see USB in the list as SANDISK EXREME.

My Sundisk EXREME boot on Samsung N150 32 bit netbook ok( I have PHOTOs taken and can send)

Boot on DV7 goes into blinking cursor on line 2 and nothing else happens

I have to PRESS and HOLD power on key for for power off.

CLOSE=NO answer from Fedora. Statment from local HP herlp center.

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Closed for the following reason not a real question by randomuser
close date 2014-07-07 15:32:02.845147


Fuduntu has grub and grub2 files in boot fedora missing that file

oldrifle gravatar imageoldrifle ( 2014-05-17 08:52:48 -0600 )edit

This comment by FUDUNTU on USB.Copyed to a SUNDISK EXREME 16GB.VERY fast and no HEAT. Trying to replace fedora boot file with fuduntu boot file. so far UNSUCCESFUL.

oldrifle gravatar imageoldrifle ( 2014-05-25 08:36:36 -0600 )edit

I guarantee that copying /boot from fuduntu and trying to use it on Fedora is the wrong approach. If the USB stick boots on your 32bit netbook, the stick isn't set up for UEFI (because Fedora does not support i686 UEFI), so shim and UEFI aren't your problem either. Does the blinking cursor come after the menu, or do you not see the menu?

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2014-06-03 15:07:41 -0600 )edit

Fedora install FINISH no problem. Boot few message pass than cursor blinking on line 2 have to press and keep pressed power key.

oldrifle gravatar imageoldrifle ( 2014-06-04 16:43:10 -0600 )edit

I edited your question to makeit more readable and include your logs. There are a few concerns:

  1. You're using a 64bit Live image, and you claim it boots on a 32 bit machine. This isn't possible.
  2. If you were at one time using a 32bit live image, it would not be compatible with SecureBoot.
  3. You're trying to install packages onto the liveCD. This won't work, the changes won't be persistent.
  4. The problem could be better described. It isn't really clear what issue you are encountering, and a lot of the information you provide is conflicting or just doesn't make sense.
randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2014-06-05 01:33:05 -0600 )edit