Bug 1220015 - livecd-iso-to-disk persistence is broken
Summary: livecd-iso-to-disk persistence is broken
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 1105735
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: livecd-tools
Version: 6.6
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Brian Lane
QA Contact: Release Test Team
Depends On:
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Reported: 2015-05-09 06:21 UTC by Todd
Modified: 2015-06-08 18:04 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-06-08 18:04:31 UTC
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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Bugzilla 1220107 0 unspecified CLOSED RFE: may we have a more recent livecd-tools for EPEL 6? 2021-02-22 00:41:40 UTC

Internal Links: 1220107

Description Todd 2015-05-09 06:21:45 UTC
Dear Red Hat,

I am coming from the community: Scientific Linux 6.6 x64.  I am trying to create a Live USB with persistence.  Would one of our intrepid heroes please fix this for me?

The Stick is 16 GB.   It is formatted as ext3.

# rpm -qa livecd-tools

According to this:


     livecd-iso-to-disk --overlay-size-mb 512 /path/to/live.iso /dev/sdb1

     "Replace /dev/sdb1 with the partition where you want to put the image.
Replace 512 with the desired size in megabytes of the persistent data, or overlay. The livecd-iso-to-disk shell script is stored in the LiveOS directory at the top level of the CD image. The USB media must have sufficient free space for the Fedora Live image, plus the overlay, plus any other data to be stored on the media."

This is my command line:

livecd-iso-to-disk --overlay-size-mb 13287 Fedora-Live-Xfce-x86_64-21-5.iso /dev/sdc1

After booting off the Live USB, I get the following:
df -kPT /
Filesystem          Type 1024-blocks    Used Available Capacity Mounted on
/dev/mapper/live-rw ext4     3030800 2431496    551468      82% /

Means the persistence is set at the default of 3GB.

Many thanks,

Comment 2 Todd 2015-05-10 08:08:06 UTC
Just noticed that Fedora Code 21 is at "livecd-tools-21.5-1.fc21.src.rpm" and EL 6 is on 13.4.5-1.

You may be able to fix this bug by just recompiling 21.5.1

I tried it, but got a bunch of weird error I can't figure out so I really do need you guys.

Many thanks,

Comment 3 Brian Lane 2015-06-08 18:04:31 UTC
livecd-tools for rhel are from epel.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 1105735 ***

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