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Cannot boot Fedora 16 live cd in desktop

asked 2011-12-18 05:45:04 -0500

libregeek gravatar image

I tried to run Fedora 16 LiveCD in an I3 desktop and failed with the following error message:

dracut Warning: No root device "live:/dev/disk/by-label/" found

Dropping to debug shell.
sh: can't access tty; job control turned off

In the dracut shell, I tried ls /dev/disk and it doesn't lists a directory named by-label.

However, the live CD works fine with another Laptop(Samsung with I3 processor).

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answered 2011-12-18 20:37:54 -0500

tjw344 gravatar image

Got this info from here: FedoraForum

I was having this same exact problem on a Lenovo x120e Thinkpad, Fedora liveUSB created with unetbootin. Solved it by:

  1. Find your USB disk label. When in the debug shell, run

    ls /dev/disk/by-label/


My label was UDISK. The fedora installer by default expects the label to be Fedora-15-x86_64-Live-Desktop (or similar)

  1. Reboot and edit the GRUB boot command.

    hit ENTER to view GRUB menu.

    hit 'e' to edit commands before booting.

    hit 'e' to edit top entry.

    change LABEL=Fedora-15-x86_64-Live-Desktop to LABEL=(yourUSBlabel)

    (also remove 'quiet rhgb' for verbosity)

    hit ENTER to accept and 'b' to boot.

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answered 2012-09-01 00:11:53 -0500

Es fácil a mi me funciono ls /dev/disk/by-label ENTER "esto lo ejecutas en modo depuración" y te da el nombre de la etiqueta del instalador que luego vas a colocar en la linea de grub, al inicio cuando presionas "tab" puedes editar las entradas del mismo y allí es donde debes identificar y/ó cambiar la etiqueta qe por defecto viene así donde dice LABEL = Fedora-15-x86_64-Live-Desktop la editas; LABEL = (aquí colocas la etiqueta) claro esto va sin paréntesis y milagro arranca el instalador... Espero haber ayudado. si no me explique bien me disculpan soy nuevo en linux

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