Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1306686
Installed Fedora OS on USB drive installed from live USB drive does not boot.
Last modified: 2016-12-20 13:38:10 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: 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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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.
A message saying that the node could not boot and to open a bug report.
The node boots.
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.)
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