|Summary:||Kernel panic when copying files from an external hard drive (FAT and NTFS)|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Newfie <michaelneil.nfld>|
|Component:||kernel||Assignee:||Kernel Maintainer List <kernel-maint>|
|Status:||CLOSED NOTABUG||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Version:||16||CC:||aquini, dennis, gansalmon, itamar, jonathan, kernel-maint, madhu.chinakonda|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2011-09-01 06:51:46 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description Newfie 2011-08-26 21:00:13 UTC
I first used unetbootin on Fedora 15 (64 bit) to create a live USB for Fedora 16, also 64 bit. I booted the Live USB on my computer and it functions just fine. However, when I mount a second USB drive and try to copy files from it (tried with a FAT and NTFS drive) to the Fedora 16 live USB session, I get a kernel panic. The file transfer works fine until near the end; this is when the screen turns black and some errors pop up in a TTY followed by "kernel panic". Just for clarification, F16 has not been installed and this is entirely on a live USB. I have remade the F16 USB image on 2 different machines (running different distros) and on 3 USB drives; all have the same result, and the panic occurs on both of my computers. Using the Live CD image of Fedora 16 Alpha x86_64 as advertised on Fedora's main page. Reproduction is 100% consistent for me. Steps to Reproduce: 1. Create a Fedora 16 live USB image. 2. Boot and log in to the F16 live session. 3. Mount a usb drive (thumb drive, etc) 4. Copy any file from the USB drive to any directory on F16. 5. Wait for panic. Actual results: Kernel panic Expected results: Should just copy the file(s). Thanks, and good luck.
Comment 1 Josh Boyer 2011-08-27 13:19:57 UTC
Can you post the panic message including the full backtrace? If the machine is unresponsive and you can't use it to attach dmesg, using a camera to take a picture of the panic on the screen can help.
Comment 2 Newfie 2011-08-27 15:23:05 UTC
There's a weird thing going on right now; I can't seem to reproduce the panic. When I was trying this yesterday, I was repeatedly attempting to copy some files over just so I could test stuff out on Nouveau. Each and every time there was a kernel panic. Yet right now, everything is copying just fine. These are the same USB drives and machines as I was using before; no idea why it's suddenly working, especially since it's a live session without persistence.
Comment 3 Chuck Ebbert 2011-09-01 06:51:46 UTC
Closing as NOTABUG; you can reopen this bug if it starts happening again.