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Fedora 25 (Scientific Spin) won't boot from USB stick.

asked 2017-01-29 19:50:07 -0500

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updated 2017-01-30 10:09:01 -0500

I have written the Fedora 25, Scientific Spin 64-bit iso to an 8GB usb thumb drive with the dd command in Linux Mint 18.1 (based on Ubuntu 16.04). The terminal stated the write was successful. I have verified my iso with the SHA256SUM an it checked OK.

Whenever I try to boot, I get the following message:

end Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)

I have tried this in two different computers with the same result.

I'm really excited and looking forward to try and hopefully install this Scientific Spin (it should save me a lot of work!).

I'll be very grateful for any ideas on how to proceed.

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i always use "Disks" to write the iso to usb stick. However you could use the verify boot media option, when booting into the USB stick first.

ceres2009 gravatar imageceres2009 ( 2017-01-31 03:13:50 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-01-30 15:28:55 -0500

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I wrote the image to a DVD and it worked.

This solved my problem, but it does not solve the problem of the USB memory stick. I'd still be in trouble had it been a computer without a DVD drive.

Having to use a disk sounds a bit outdated, but I'm thankful it worked.

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