I tried many different ways of creating a 64bit Windows 10 Boot Image with a USB drive using my laptop with Fedora 28. However, everything I tried failed.
Using either GNOME MultiWriter or
dd left me with no option to boot from the usb device in UEFI.
mkusb, woeusb or UNetbootin all left me with the ability to select the USB boot option in UEFI, enter the installation manager of Windows, but after choosing the language and starting the setup, it loads and fails with an error saying it could not find
C:\sources\install.wim. I double- and triple-checked that it is there, but for some reason, Windows cannot find it. Thus, this answer on the Microsoft forums does not help, either. This also happens when I manually partition the stick as described in this answer.
I also tried using Rufus with Wine, but it does not detect the USB drive.
My USB drive has 32 GB and is a USB 3.0 drive. I used it before to install Fedora on the very same laptop. I also tried using a USB 2.0 drive (also used to install other OSes in the past) just in case, but to no avail; the same error message about
I also downloaded the Windows 10 image again, in case of any corruption and verified the md5 sum to be exactly the same between both donwloads.
I don’t know what else to do. Does anybody know about this error with
install.wim? I was unable to find any additional information about this error. When I look at the file inside Nautilus on the drive, I’m a bit surprised to find it being 4.3 GB in size. The stick being formatted as FAT32, I thought there couldn’t be any files greater in size than 4 GB.