F21 LIve USB failing on Chromebook

Chris Murphy lists at colorremedies.com
Sun Dec 7 22:10:38 UTC 2014

On Sun, Dec 7, 2014 at 11:53 AM, john.tiger <john.tigernassau at gmail.com> wrote:
> usb boots fine on macbook air (WITH holding option key)
> on Acer 720 Chromebook the install screen shows - then fails

There should be logs in /tmp that would be helpful in determining what
the problem is. Most valuable is any file starting with tb- since
that's a crash traceback, then program.log, and storage.log. It may
also be helpful to have output from dmesg. It's easier to attach these
things to a bug report, and then reference the bug URL here.

> Since the whole point of Live CD is for non-Fedora savvy people to try
> Fedora (and Linux):
> a) Install either needs to get fixed - or  right memory setting needs to be
> figured out
> b) instructions / FAQ need to be more clear, easier to understand - they are
> not - a better FAQ is needed (we're happy to help here if we know where to
> submit a new draft

It's probably a question for docs team if it's desirable and feasible
to have model specific install instructions, single page wiki style
perhaps, for cases where the standard installation guide instructions
need supplementing.

> btw since most new people using newer laptops will have to create an install
> usb - we have found the dd methods do not seem to create bootable drives and
> the instructions to make it bootable are obtuse at best (is it toggle N or
> toggle X - too confusing)  - we did find gnome-disk-util works very good
> both with Nautilus and xfce Thunar - no idea how it works from Windows which
> many new users might be coming from.

Can you be more specific? Do you have any bug reports for this? The
description above makes it sound like this is a blanket "does not
work" problem.

There is fairly extensive testing of the dd method of creating USB
media. Pretty much every smoke build, and all TC and RC candidates get
written to USB media using dd. There's always the possibility of
hardware edge cases so the more people testing with a wide variety of
hardware the better chance of catching them in advance of release.

Chris Murphy

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