Bug 1306686 - Installed Fedora OS on USB drive installed from live USB drive does not boot.
Installed Fedora OS on USB drive installed from live USB drive does not boot.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: grub2 (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
unspecified Severity unspecified
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2016-02-11 10:14 EST by icbin2pasea
Modified: 2016-12-20 13:38 EST (History)
8 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2016-12-20 13:38:10 EST
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The file that the console said to attach to a bug report. (108.59 KB, text/plain)
2016-02-11 10:14 EST, icbin2pasea
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Description icbin2pasea 2016-02-11 10:14:13 EST
Created attachment 1123179 [details]
The file that the console said to attach to a bug report.

Description of problem:

I am trying to install Fedora 23 on some USB drives.  If I dd the live image to a USB drive and use that USB drive to install on a different USB drive then the resulting installed USB drive will not boot.

If I take that same live image and burn it to a DVD and repeat the installation the result is that the USB drive boots.

The message on the console recommended to open a bug report with the attached file.  In that file the only line that seems to hint at the problem is:

[  192.569488] localhost.localdomain dracut-initqueue[371]: Warning: /dev/sdc5 does not exist

The device /dev/sdc5 does not exist.  During the install this USB was sdc, but now that the USB drive with the live OS has been removed I suspect it should be looking for sdb.

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How reproducible:

Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  dd live image to USB drive.
2.  Use this USB drive to install on another USB drive.
3.  Remove the live USB drive and boot the installed USB drive.

Actual results:

A message saying that the node could not boot and to open a bug report.

Expected results:

The node boots.

Additional info:
Comment 1 David Lehman 2016-02-11 11:12:18 EST
It looks to me like grub2-mkconfig is setting up the boot entry such that it passes root=/dev/sdc5. It would be really nice if there were some other way to specify block devices that isn't susceptible to this type of issue. Wait -- it's not 2002 anymore? (In all fairness, I'm not completely sure it's that simple. It does look that way, though.)
Comment 2 Fedora End Of Life 2016-11-24 10:30:35 EST
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Comment 3 Fedora End Of Life 2016-12-20 13:38:10 EST
Fedora 23 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2016-12-20. Fedora 23 is
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