I am trying to install Fedora 17 ( 32 bit Desktop Version ) on a usb which will be run on a Eee PC. My problem is that the usb is being made bootable by the software ( Universal USB Installer ) and when I boot from the usb, then prompt screen appears which asks me to select two options:- Fedora or troubleshooting. On selecting fedora, the screen goes completely blank and nothing happens for a long time. Nothing at all. Can you help me? I have searched on the net but couldn't to get any relevant information.

Note:- My system is a ASUS 1GB RAM, 1.60 Intel Atom, UEFI system.

  • Try switching to a different console by hitting Ctrl+Alt+1, Ctrl+Alt+2, ... One of them may have some message displayed. – n. 'pronouns' m. Aug 2 '13 at 19:29
  • Just a warning: Fedora has announced the end of support for Fedora 17. – jsbillings Aug 2 '13 at 20:41
  • @n.m. Ctrl+Alt+1, Ctrl+Alt+2, Ctrl+Alt+3, ... are not doing anything. Although Ctrl+Shift+1 seems to reboot the OS but even after all this, there is on the screen after fedora starts – kusur Aug 2 '13 at 21:19
  • Oops, sorry, I meant Ctrl+Alt+F1, Ctrl+Alt+F2, ... Sloppy editing on my part. – n. 'pronouns' m. Aug 2 '13 at 21:33
  • Please do try with Fedora 19. Not only is F17 end-of-life, but new versions add new hardware support. – mattdm Aug 3 '13 at 15:35

First thing to do is to verify md5 hash of the Fedora iso file you downloaded. md5sum on Linux, FCIV Availability and description of the File Checksum Integrity Verifier utility on Windows.The Hashes for Fedora can be found at fedoraproject.org/en/verify

If it is correct try using the usbcreator from fedora for fedora

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  • I have used most of the softwares that come for this task. They are creating a bootable usb. The problem is with my computer. Everytime, I boot from the usb, the start screen giving option to enter fedora or select troubleshooting are given. I select fedora and the screen goes blank. Nothing happens after that. I'll try installing the latest version of fedora or linux mint and see how the things go from there. – kusur Aug 4 '13 at 21:53

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