Fedora 21 on a Macbook Air

freedom-infiniti-fedoraAfter going around and around try­ing to get usb boot media work­ing with my Mac­book Air, I final­ly came across a gem that did the trick. I had an EFI par­ti­tioned disk and regard­less of using Unet­bootin, Yumi, and Lili, I was only able to boot just to receive this error:

error: file ‘/isolinux/vmlinuz0’ not found.
error: you need to load the ker­nel first.

The fix was to clean up my usb disk and then use Rawrite32. I found these instruc­tions on the fedo­ra project wiki under Win­dows Quick Start.

First, I had to blow away every par­ti­tion on my usb device. Note: Take care to list disk and select the cor­rect disk before run­ning clean.

C:\> diskpart
DISKPART> list disk
DISKPART> select disk 1
DISKPART> clean
DISKPART> exit

Once com­plet­ed, down­load and install Rawrite32. When you launch Rawrite32, select Open. You’ll have to hit the drop down to show all files so you can select the ISO. Under tar­get, you should see your USB device to write to.  Hit Write to disk… and you should be ready to boot once it does it’s thing.