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My persistent live usb won't boot!

asked 2014-06-25 22:48:36 -0500

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I attempted to create a persistent live usb with Fedora 20 on a San Disk device by using the [Linux Live USB Creator] ( ). The process seemed to work, but upon trying to boot, I receive these errors:

                        Starting Dracut Emergency Shell...

Warning: /dev/disk/by-uuid/619D-4E76 does not exist Warning: /dev/mapper/live-rw does not exist

Generating "/run/initramf/rdsosreposrt.txt"

Entering emergency mode. Exit the shell to continue.

dracut:/# _

I can use the shell at this prompt, but the functionality is limited. I do not understand what has happened.

Can anyone give me some guidance?

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answered 2014-06-26 01:40:35 -0500

NickTux gravatar image

Read the "Limited Lifetime of Persistent Overlay" note in Fedora Wiki. Is this your case ?

I would use either the non-destructive "liveusb-creator" method, or the destructive command line method to create a Live USB image. I would recommend not using third party programs, as they are not reliable with Fedora.

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Hmm. I do not believe that the overlay issue is the source of my problem, as I only used a portion of my device's free space, and it wouldn't boot at all. However, I will take note of your suggestion and take another swing at it with the liveusb-creator tool.

Thanks for the input!

dmartnotkmart gravatar imagedmartnotkmart ( 2014-06-26 19:36:17 -0500 )edit

same problem here! :/

omarozr gravatar imageomarozr ( 2015-02-14 16:01:28 -0500 )edit

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