After hearing the news that CentOS 7 had been published, I decided to install it on my computer. I downloaded the ISO image from the CentOS official website (the one named CentOS-7.0-1406-x86_64-DVD.iso) and then burned it onto a USB drive by using a tool named unetbootin-windows-625.exe.

When I was installing CentOS, I faced some problem.

dracut-initqueue[556]: Warning: Could not boot.
dracut-initqueue[556]: Warning: /dev/root does not exist

Warning Imageenter image description here

  • this and this might help you.
    – Rahul
    Jun 18 '16 at 7:01
  • The problem is most likely caused by the tool you used to copy the iso. Jun 18 '16 at 7:14
  • @JuliePelletier .... So can you pls guide me the step to install centos on windows. I am facing challenge in the installation process of Centos. Jun 18 '16 at 10:16
  • CentOS-7.0-1406-x86_64-DVD.iso is an old version. Not at all usable : Too old to get package updates ! ... Latest is 7.2.1511 : ftp.funet.fi/pub/mirrors/centos.org/7/isos/x86_64 ... Suggest CentOS-7-x86_64-LiveKDE-1511.iso ( Or CentOS-7-x86_64-DVD-1511.iso ). Jun 18 '16 at 10:34

According to Centos-wiki :

UNetbootin is probably the most popular "outside" method, has both Windows and Linux executables, and allows you to create bootable Live USB drives for a variety of Linux distributions. This utility is no longer recommended for use as it fails to work with newer CentOS iso images.

The Solution :

Create a bootable USB key simply by installing the ISO file on the key using a program such as Win32 Disk Imager.

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