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fedora18 live USB error: Syslinux 3.81 could not find kernel image

asked 2013-05-06 03:21:38 -0500

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Hi all,

I am trying to install fedora on pen drive so that I can use it on a windows machine where Fedora can't be installed for administrative reasons. I downloaded Fedora18iso and installed it on my usb drive using live usb creator. The installation was successful, but when I try to boot fedora from pen drive I get the following error: Syslinux 3.81... Could not find kernel image: linux boot:

The contents of usb drive are as shown: [jaya@localhost FEDORA]$ ls -Rl .: total 32 drwx------ 2 jaya jaya 4096 May 4 23:39 boot -rw-r--r-- 1 jaya jaya 18092 Jan 9 22:52 GPL drwx------ 2 jaya jaya 4096 Jan 9 22:53 LiveOS drwx------ 2 jaya jaya 4096 May 4 23:52 syslinux

./boot: total 4 -rw-r--r-- 1 jaya jaya 1139 May 4 23:39 olpc.fth

./LiveOS: total 4713924 -rw-r--r-- 1 jaya jaya 47878 Jan 9 22:52 livecd-iso-to-disk -rw-r--r-- 1 jaya jaya 8192 Jan 9 22:53 osmin.img -rw-r--r-- 1 jaya jaya 4204789760 May 4 23:39 overlay-FEDORA-6CEF-820E -rw-r--r-- 1 jaya jaya 622208604 Jan 9 22:56 squashfs.img

./syslinux: total 44 -rw-r--r-- 1 jaya jaya 2048 Jan 9 22:56 boot.cat -rw-r--r-- 1 jaya jaya 0 Jan 9 22:51 initrd0.img -rw-r--r-- 1 jaya jaya 24576 Jan 9 22:51 isolinux.bin -r--r--r-- 1 jaya jaya 14918 May 4 23:39 ldlinux.sys -rw-r--r-- 1 jaya jaya 0 Jan 9 22:51 memtest -rw-r--r-- 1 jaya jaya 0 May 4 23:39 syslinux.cfg -rw-r--r-- 1 jaya jaya 0 Jan 9 22:51 vesamenu.c32 -rw-r--r-- 1 jaya jaya 0 Jan 9 22:51 vmlinuz0

I don't understand why syslinux.cfg file is empty.

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answered 2013-05-06 06:46:52 -0500

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updated 2013-05-10 17:27:07 -0500

Use Unetbootin to create live usb drives. You don't even have to know something like syslinux exists :) It also doesn't remove your other data already on the drive.

su -c 'yum install unetbootin'

It has to be launched using

su -c unetbootin
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