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I downloaded Fedora from here. While trying to install it, I am getting this error:

No root device found. 
Boot has failed, sleeping forever.

I tried searching on it (found codehead and fedoraforum) and came to know that it is a known bug, but couldn't find any solution to it.

Do you know any solution to this?


Do you know a distribution of Fedora that does not have these problems?

[I am trying to install Fedora on my Windows Vista machine]

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I assume this is x86 linux: Where do you get up to in the install? (Is it still looking for your DVD, or have you installed to the hard-drive and rebooted and now its looking for root?) Did you create a root partition while installing? (or select auto) Of course it will sleep forever; if it can't boot, what else should it do? Is your BIOS boot order pointing to the drive containing grub/lilo/mbr/active? Can you boot using the DVD into "recovery mode" and rebuild grub/lilo? Have you taken the DVD out after rebooting? (or restored BIOS order) In other words, more information would help. – Grizly Feb 20 '10 at 22:09
Report it in RedHat's bugtracker ASAP. – Shiki Jun 5 '10 at 16:20
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Try to use ext3 filesystem for making live usb.

mkfs.ext3 /dev/sdb1 liveusb-creator --reset-mbr

Usb starts well

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