Bug 1274962 - System doesn't boot from live USB
System doesn't boot from live USB
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firstboot (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
unspecified Severity high
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Assigned To: Orphan Owner
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2015-10-24 02:06 EDT by Jatin Kaushal
Modified: 2015-10-26 13:35 EDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2015-10-26 13:35:18 EDT
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2015-10-24 02:06 EDT, Jatin Kaushal
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Description Jatin Kaushal 2015-10-24 02:06:43 EDT
Created attachment 1086053 [details]
This was the file it told me attach

Description of problem:
Whenever I burn a ISO onto a USB, it doesn't boot up. I wait for 5 minutes, and it drops to a command prompt

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I don't know if this should be the component, so can you also help me identify it? thank you

How reproducible:
Every time I try it! It works in VBox, but not on my actual hardware
hardware is:
Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-4460S CPU @ 2.90GHz × 4 
Memory: 4.0 GiGs of RAM
Graphics Card: GeForce GT 705/PCIe/SSE2
Arch: x86_64

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Burn an ISO
2. Boot it

Actual results:
I get a command prompts

Expected results:
It should boot up

Additional info:
Here's an attachment it told me to attach
Comment 1 Brian Lane 2015-10-26 13:35:18 EDT
It looks like you used some 3rd party tool that doesn't know how to setup the USB properly for Fedora:

/dev/sdb1: LABEL="USB Stick" UUID="43D1-E2A1" TYPE="vfat" PARTUUID="0009cb4a-01"

The label is is certainly wrong there.

Your best bet is to use the dd tool to write the iso directly to the USB stick (make sure you don't have anything on it you don't want to lose). Here are the instructions:


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