Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 293281
Live CD will not boot off USB pen
Last modified: 2007-12-04 11:26:24 EST
Description of problem:
Live cd iso will not boot off USB pen
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
F8test2 (also test 1)
3 machines exhibit same symptoms
Steps to Reproduce:
1. /usr/bin/livecd-iso-to-disk /path/to/live.iso /dev/sdb1
2. Put pen in usb port
3. reboot computer
Boot hangs at un-compressing the initrd.img
Live USB install
I have tried some kernel boot parameters:
These had no effect.
This is still true in F8T3. No progress..
Works fine here. What kind of machine were you trying it in? How much RAM does
it have? How did you make the LiveUSB device?
I have been using a Dell D610 lattitude and laptop and an optiplex 745 with the
same result. Both 1Gb ram.
The USB device might be issue. I have it partitioned into 3: FAT for other
O/S use, EXT3 with the Live CD and EXT3 with a gParted distro and MBR. Grub
on this appears to correct5ly pass to grub on the 2nd partition, nice blue
splash screen but no loading initrd.img.
I made it using /usr/bin/livecd-iso-to-disk as stated.
Is there anything I could try? I don't really want to scrub the
partitioning...but I guess I could.
This was with F8T3. I Just re-did it using F8. And it works perfectly.
One observation...my boot partition has moved. Previously it was left on
the 3rd partition, now it is the second. Maybe connected? Anyway, it works!