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New to linux, struggling to install

asked 2013-11-22 17:19:48 -0500

andyturner87 gravatar image

updated 2013-11-22 17:22:30 -0500

Hi, im on a lenovo laptop (g505s) and im trying to install fedora 19. The laptop is days old, and came preloaded with windows 8. I have created a usb with the dvd .iso, 64bit, using linux live usb creator. Now when I try and open the virtual box files on the stick nothing much happenes, the sofware loads but fedora does not. So I tried the advanced boot option on windows 8 with the usb stick in and fedora began to say hello but then does this after a long pause

[ OK ] Reached target Basic System.
dracut-initqueue[369]: Warning: Could not boot.
dracut-initqueue[369]: Warning: /dev/root does not exist
         Starting Dracut Emergency Shell...
Warning: /dev/root does not exist

Generating "/run/intramfs/sosreport.txt"

I copied this from another forum as i dont know how to get the sosreport.txt in windows. Please can anyone point me in the right direction?

I have searched on this but only find what i beleive to be linux fixes not windows, either that or i just dont get it. Any help is appreciated.

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What do you want? Dual boot? Windows and Fedora or only Fedora?

lnxslck gravatar imagelnxslck ( 2013-11-23 09:10:02 -0500 )edit

Sorry, dual boot for now.

andyturner87 gravatar imageandyturner87 ( 2013-11-23 15:31:58 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-11-23 15:09:36 -0500

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You may just need to make a better image - for Windows, Win32 Disk Imager works OK.

sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/

Try writing using a 32bit image, I found that worked better on my Lenovo G570.

There are guides here:

docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/16/html/Installation_Guide/Making_USB_Media.html

docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/19/html/Installation_Guide/index.html

For the last one look at Chapters 2 and 3. It recommends using Fedora's Live USB creator - docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/19/html/Installation_Guide/index.html

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