Issues booting Fedora 27 Live from USB drive

John Bolton
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I am having issues booting Fedora 27 Live on a Lenovo Flex 5 laptop.  I have a new SSD in it and want to install Fedora onto it.

I am able to get into the BIOS Setup
I know I need to turn off UEFI but there is not an option to turn it off.  I have tried Disabling the Secure Boots option under the Security menu.

When I try booting from the Fedora Live USB drive using the "Start Fedora..." it comes back with the message:
[###.######] dracut-initqueue[512]: Warning: dracut-initqueue timeout - starting timeout scripts
[###.######] dracut-initqueue[512]: Warning: Could not boot.
[###.######] dracut-initqueue[512]: Warning: /dev/disk/by-label/Fedora-WS-Live-25-1-3 does not exist
[###.######] dracut-initqueue[512]: Warning: /dev/mapper/live-rw does not exist
            Starting setup virtual console...
[ OK ]  Started Setup Virtual Console.
            Starting Dracut Emergency Shell...
Warning: /dev/disk/by-label/Fedora-WS-Live-25-1-3 does not exist
Warning: /dev/mapper/live-rw does not exist

Generating "/run/initramfs/rdsosreport.txt

Entering emergency mode. Exit the shell to continue.
Type "journalctl" to view system logs.
You might want to save "/run/initramfs/rdsosreport.txt" to a USB stick or /boot
after mounting them and attach it to a bug report
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Hi,

A few years ago I had a similar issue where USB3 appeared to be an issue. After disabling USB3 the installation went just fine.

So are you by any chance booting from a USB3 port? If so then try to use a USB2 port if available or temporary disable usb3 in the BIOS and then try to install again.

Re-nable USB3 after installation.

Cheers.
Dfke,
  Thanks for the comment.  It helped point me into the right direction.  I checked the BIOS and it did not give me an option to disable the usb3.  So what I did instead was try a usb3 thumb drive and that worked.

Again, thanks for the help.

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