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Old 9th August 2012, 09:21 PM
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Error 15: File not found, USB boot Fedora 17

I'm trying to boot Fedora 17 from a USB, I tried both the DVD version and the one on the main page. I've used: Linux Live USB Creator, Live USB Creator (Fedora-one), and Unetbooting. I also tried after clicking "a" and
Code:
root=live:CDLABEL=LIVE if=/home/per/Fedora-17-x86_64-DVD.iso of=/dev/sdb
Everything failed. Fedora just don't want to install no matter what I'm trying. Please help me out, I don't want to go over to Ubuntu, I'm really frustrated about this issue, it's 7th time i format the USB in hope to get this to work at some point. Everything is going against me atm I want to install on my Asus Zenbook laptop, and got no disc station, so USB is only alternative. In boot options #1 it's set to [UEFI: Voyager Corsa...] which is the USB.

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Old 9th August 2012, 09:43 PM
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Re: Error 15: File not found, USB boot Fedora 17

I do not know what the error really talks about since I have never used Live USB creator succesfully. But, I am going to suggest something that has worked for me every single time with Fedora iso files.

Code:
dd if=iso_file_details of=/dev/sdb
Replace sdb with what is appropriate, if necessary. I would recommend doing this after formatting the USB .. Hope this helps.

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Old 9th August 2012, 10:07 PM
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Re: Error 15: File not found, USB boot Fedora 17

Thanks, appreciated =) So when the menu comes up, i click "a" and then write
Code:
dd if=/home/per/Fedora-17-x86_64-DVD.iso of=/dev/sdb
or
Code:
dd if=Fedora-17-x86_64-DVD.iso of=/dev/sdb
?

I'm using the DVD version, should I use desktop or is DVD ok? First time installing Linux btw :P

EDIT: Tried both commands, still Error 15: No file found "Click any key to continue..."

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Old 9th August 2012, 10:12 PM
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Re: Error 15: File not found, USB boot Fedora 17

Wait a second! You are using windows! I am so sorry! I did not notice that before. The command line will work only in linux.

A similar method for fedora would be to follow this - http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_to...d_Line_Methods

My apologies again.

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This should work for both live CD and DVD.
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Old 9th August 2012, 10:33 PM
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Re: Error 15: File not found, USB boot Fedora 17

Sorry, but isn't this all for users on Fedora system, I'm on Windows 7. Also, that rawwrite tool is outdated and does not support Windows 7 :/. I find it strange that the tool provided by Fedora itself (Live USB Creator) doesn't work as intended, that goes with the rest of the programs I tried too.

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Old 9th August 2012, 10:44 PM
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Re: Error 15: File not found, USB boot Fedora 17

It is just that I have not used the live USB tool ... unfortunately. See if the solution given in this page - http://ask.fedoraproject.org/questio...or-15-file-not works.

Cheers.

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Another thread that might be relevant (?) - http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=282459
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Old 9th August 2012, 11:07 PM
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Re: Error 15: File not found, USB boot Fedora 17

Thank you so much. Seems like I got it to work now:

Quote:
I meet the same problem, and I fix it by modify EFI/boot/bootx64.conf:

Delete the findios line.
Change the Disk label to "Live".

The final bootx64.conf looks like:
Code:
#debug --graphics
default=0
splashimage=/EFI/BOOT/splash.xpm.gz
timeout 5
hiddenmenu
title Fedora 17
    kernel /images/pxeboot/vmlinuz root=live:CDLABEL=LIVE
    initrd /images/pxeboot/initrd.img
title Test this media & start Fedora
    kernel /images/pxeboot/vmlinuz root=live:CDLABEL=LIVE quiet rd.live.check
    initrd /images/pxeboot/initrd.img
It acutally did this fix ... but I did it to the "desktop" version and not "dvd" version (silly me!) This fix works for the DVD version to everyone else with same issue.

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Old 10th August 2012, 12:10 AM
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Re: Error 15: File not found, USB boot Fedora 17

Glad it worked!

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Old 10th August 2012, 08:38 PM
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Re: Error 15: File not found, USB boot Fedora 17

OK. This is solved for DVD version, but does anyone got the correct code for LIVE DESKTOP version? (LIVE version also give Error: 15)
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Old 25th October 2012, 08:36 PM
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Unhappy Re: Error 15: File not found, USB boot Fedora 17

Please help me i got this error when i tried to boot fedora 17 from a usb
exactly:

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
dracut Warning: Unable to process initqueue
dracut Warning: /dev/disk/by-uuid/A6E4-D34F does not exist
dracut Warning: /dev/mapper/live-rw does not exist

Dropping to debug shell
dracut:/#
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Thats the error i got, please help me i don`t know what to do, i tried some things that i read in other foroums but it didn`t work
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Old 27th October 2012, 05:02 PM
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Re: Error 15: File not found, USB boot Fedora 17

I am having the same problems with F17 and the solutions above aren't working for me.
Its on an Asus ux31e ultrabook that has no optical drive. It is a UEFI system too.
I filed a bug HERE yesterday but there has been no action on it yet.
I am wide open for any suggestions as this beautiful laptop is not of any use to me if I cant install Fedora...
Cheers,
Jon

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For some reason ubunto installs flawlessly on the same system.... Booo....
At least that confirms its not an issue with the hardware.
Cheers,
Jon
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Old 28th October 2012, 06:38 AM
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Re: Error 15: File not found, USB boot Fedora 17

I got the same error when trying to install Fedora on my laptop after making the switch from Ubuntu. The culprit was that UEFI was enabled in my BIOS. As soon as it was disabled, the Fedora 17 install USB Stick completed the boot process and I was able to install Fedora 17.
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Old 28th October 2012, 02:54 PM
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Re: Error 15: File not found, USB boot Fedora 17

Disabling UEFI in my bios disabled my USB ports lol.
I found a "boot override" section in the save and exit section of my bios, in there it listed the USB drive as both a UEFI and a generic USB, upon selecting the generic drive it booted and installed fine
Cheers,
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