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asked 2017-06-15 18:35:00 -0500

Hello,

I am trying to install Fedora 25 on a windows 10 laptop however, I cannot get it to work. I first tried to use the Fedora workstation writer but that did not run upon download (tried on two different machines). I then tried to take the live image and convert it into a bootable flash drive. After it boot, a message would appear reading "No caching mode page found, assuming drive cache: write through" then nothing would happen. From what I read, it may be the USB drive.

Can someone help? Thank you!

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Are you using the latest MediaWriter?

ozeszty gravatar imageozeszty ( 2017-06-16 09:33:24 -0500 )edit

I got my USB boot drive to work but I dont want to leave you unanswered.

  • I was using the latest mediawriter and on both machines it would not run after install. Even after a reboot and reinstall.
alecryncavage gravatar imagealecryncavage ( 2017-06-18 11:59:05 -0500 )edit

In this case it's probably best if you report an issue on GitHub.

ozeszty gravatar imageozeszty ( 2017-06-20 12:59:29 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-06-16 08:10:58 -0500

Paolo gravatar image

Hi, could you give some more informations about how did you create the USB live suppport and your laptop model? Look for unetbootin, or lili usb creator...I don't know if this help.

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Hey,

The laptop is just a Windows 10 HP laptop. Nothing crazy, I just had it sitting around. As for how I created the drive, I used the 64-bit live image direct download, then used unetbootin to create the bootable flash.

Thank you.

alecryncavage gravatar imagealecryncavage ( 2017-06-16 12:00:07 -0500 )edit

In my experience, USB live sticks created with unetbootin (well, any Winblows based live usb creator) only work about 60% of the time, you could try Rufus or better yet, spin up a Linux VM and use it's terminal to create the stick with dd command. It has to be unmounted first "umount /dev/sdb1" or whatever you stick would be and run with root priviledges, for example "sudo dd if=/path/to/imageyoudownloaded,iso of=/your/stick bs=1M"

bombandealer gravatar imagebombandealer ( 2017-06-17 02:58:53 -0500 )edit

I got it to work!

Thank you!

alecryncavage gravatar imagealecryncavage ( 2017-06-18 11:54:52 -0500 )edit

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