Bug 635768

Summary: livecd-creator doesn't create bootable initrd in iso
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: David Brown <david.brown>
Component: livecd-toolsAssignee: Brian Lane <bcl>
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 13CC: adam.stokes, bruno, dhuff, Jasper.Hartline, katzj, wtogami
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Description David Brown 2010-09-20 12:33:43 EDT
Description of problem:
    livecd-creator when creating the minimal iso doesn't create a kernel and initrd pair that works on the iso. The iso boots fine however it can't find the LiveCD root file system at all.

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How reproducible:
Install livecd-tools and fedora-kickstarts then try to build an iso using the fedora-live-mini.ks file provided by fedora-kickstarts. Then boot the created iso in virt-manager

Steps to Reproduce:
1. sudo yum install livecd-tools fedora-kickstarts
2. sudo livecd-creator -c /usr/share/spin-kickstarts/fedora-live-mini.ks
Actual results:
    LiveCD boots then pauses for a time, then spits out a short message about not being able to fine the root file system.

Expected results:
    LiveCD should have booted and provided a tty prompt.

Additional info:
    I did some digging and found that the updated version of udev seemed to have some issues with this. A work around is to back level udev to the original fedora13 release with out applying the updates. It seems like udev isn't seeing the loopback labels properly, I think.

I can see a couple of fixes for this:
 1. the dracut initrd needs to be created so that it can find the LiveCD root file system without depending on udev labels to do so.
 2. udev needs to be fixed to recognize loop device labels again.
Comment 1 David Brown 2010-09-20 12:34:55 EDT
Created attachment 448507 [details]
rpm -qa output

This is the full rpm -qa output from the iso build box.
Comment 2 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2010-10-21 13:57:43 EDT
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
Comment 3 Brian Lane 2010-10-28 20:48:48 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 624028 ***