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Trying to install Fedora 15 via a live USB made with unetbootin. I get to the unetbootin boot menu, select Fedora-15-x86_64-Live-Desktop.is, I get to this screen, then it drops into a debug shell with the message sh: can't access tty: job control turned off. The last message is dmseg is dracut Warning: No root device "live:/dev/disk/by-label/Fedora-15-Beta-x86_64-Live-Desktop.is" found.

Seems to be the same problem detailed here. Tried to try nk1eto's solution but there is no by-label directory in /dev/disk. There's by-id, by-path and by-uuid.

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When the installer starts to boot hit Esc. This will cause it to show messages normally hidden behind the "pretty" blue screen and will give you more information. I think you may be on the right track, though.

This http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraLiveCD/USBHowTo HOWTO could help you. There's a section on labelling a partition on your USB too. Use output of mount and/or dmesg to determine, which partition is your USB stick.

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I was getting the exact same error, but I was using usb-creator.exe.

Solution: Use MultiBootUSB script: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1518273

I now am typing this from within Fedora 15 x64-Live-Desktop!

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