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|Summary:||Unable to boot from Install DVD, NetInstall DVD or any other boot images|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||John William <jw2357>|
|Component:||dracut||Assignee:||Anaconda Maintenance Team <anaconda-maint-list>|
|Status:||CLOSED DUPLICATE||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Version:||17||CC:||anaconda-maint-list, dennis, dracut-maint, g.kaviyarasu, harald, jonathan, vanmeeuwen+fedora|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2012-06-05 05:20:18 EDT||Type:||Bug|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description John William 2012-06-01 12:26:50 EDT
Description of problem: Create any boot medium - I tried Install DVD, Net Install DVD and USB install. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): Fedora 17 final How reproducible: Every time Steps to Reproduce: 1. Create boot media. 2. Attempt to boot. 3. Boot fail. Actual results: The system fails to boot. It ends with: dracut Warning: Unable to process initqueue dracut Warning: /dev/disk/by-label/Fedorax2017x20x86_64 does not exist dracut Warning: /dev/mapper/live-rw does not exist (As an example - from booting the Install DVD) Expected results: Normal boot -> install F17 Additional info: Machine is Athlon 64, Asus A8N5X MB with Plextor DVD-RW PIDE drive and two PIDE HDs. Machine is currently running F16. Downloaded image checksums were good, so I do not suspect file corruption. Since I cannot boot any F17 medium, I have not verified checksums on the media, but I used different physical media for each of the boot attempts. I also tried extracting the isolinux directory from the ISO image and booting it manually, no-go there either.
Comment 1 John William 2012-06-03 13:27:16 EDT
Problem seems more related to dracut than anaconda.
Comment 2 Harald Hoyer 2012-06-04 05:53:40 EDT
workaround: edit the kernel command line of the DVD and specify: root=LIVE:/dev/sr0 instead of the old root=LIVE:.... argument
Comment 3 John William 2012-06-04 17:00:14 EDT
Harold: I just tried your suggestion and was able to boot into the installer from the full install DVD. Thank you for taking the time to provide this information! I do not have time today to grind through the full installation, but will do so and update this bug or file a new one if I encounter any additional problems. Thank you for taking the time to help!