Bug 152213 - Installation on a USB drive does not boot
Installation on a USB drive does not boot
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
3.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2005-03-26 10:15 EST by Dmitri Varsanofiev
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-03-28 14:05:52 EST
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Description Dmitri Varsanofiev 2005-03-26 10:15:11 EST
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Description of problem:
After installing on a USB drive (in expert mode), RHEL does not boot. The problem is caused by the lack of the USB drivers in the initial ramdisk image (inird). 

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How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RHEL in expert mode to a USB drive
2. Boot
3. Panic 
  

Actual Results:  Panic, since root was not mounted

Expected Results:  Normal boot

Additional info:

The problem is well known, solution is to add the USB drivers to the inital ramdisk image: http://www.simonf.com/usb/ . Workaround is very time-consuming.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2005-03-28 14:05:52 EST
Installs to USB disks are not supported, this is why they're not allowed by default.

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