Fedora refuses to boot from external USB FDD after succeeding many times.

asked 2014-12-03 13:34:51 -0600

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I have Fedora 20 on a 120Gb Usb disk which I have been using on a Windows 7 laptop for some time (over a year). Now it will not boot successfuly. When I take the Windows disk out and put the 'USB' disk in its place Fedora works perfectly. Admittedly it only takes a few minutes to change the two disks over but it is still irritating - one day I am going to lose those tiny screws!

The boot fails with messages from dracut-initqueue [203] /dev/fedora/root does not exist /dev/fedora/swap does not exist /dev/mapper/fedora-root does not exist

but clearly they must exist since it does boot when inside the laptop case!

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FDD = Floppy Disk Drive. I don't think you're doing that :) Anyway, could you update your question with the contents of /etc/fstab from Fedora?

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2014-12-03 21:56:57 -0600 )edit