So you’re in front of your shiny new laptop / netbook/ ultrabook / toaster, you’ve put Fedora 20 on a USB stick, filled up the progress guitar pick, only to be dropped to an emergency shell with errors like:
dracut-initqueue: Warning: Could not boot.
dracut-initqueue: Warning: /dev/disk/by-label/Fedora-Live-Desktop-x86_64-20-1 does not exist
Starting Dracut Emergency Shell...
Warning: /dev/disk/by-label/Fedora-Live-Desktop-x86_64-20-1 does not exist
Warning: /dev/mapper/live-rw does not exist
This dispiriting problem was solved in our case by simply typing the following at the dracut prompt:
Give it a try, and if that fails, try using the direct write (dd) method of live USB creation.
Thanks for posting this….this was exactly my problem too!!
Not sure why direct write worked but it did.
@Christian Glad it helped!