Re: x86_64 live CD won't boot

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I had that same problem and resorted to a usb drive install. There's a script that comes with fedora called livecd-iso-to-disk that you can use to create the bootable usb drive.

On 8/15/07, Matthew Saltzman <[email protected]> wrote:
On Wed, 2007-08-15 at 18:45 +0000, Matthew Saltzman wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-08-15 at 11:04 -0700, David Boles wrote:
> > on 8/15/2007 10:55 AM, Matthew Saltzman wrote:
> > > The boot process starts on my Thinkpad T61, but stops with:
> > >
> > >         WARNING: Cannot find root file system!
> > >
> > >         Create symlink /dev/root and then exit this shell to continue
> > >         the boot sequence.
> > >
> > > The Thinkpad currently has only WinXP Home.  Where should I
> > > point /dev/root?  And why am I seeing this?  I thought part of the point
> > > of the Live CD was so that a Windows user could boot it up and try F7
> > > without making any other mods?
> > >
> > > I've run the i686 Live CD with no problem on i686 machines, but they all
> > > had Linux installations.
> >
> >
> > Maybe because the x86_64 live CDs is are DVDs and you don't have a DVD
> > drive?  ;-)
>
> No, that's not it.  But thanks anyway.  8^P

On further investigation, it appears that the neither the live image nor
the install/rescue image contain the driver for the DVD's controller
card.

I suppose that I can still do a network install.  But I also guess that
there is no way to run the live image.  Is that correct?  And will a
network install find the DVD when it's done?

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                Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Math Sciences
mjs AT clemson DOT edu
http://www.math.clemson.edu/~mjs

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