Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 445704
stage2.img not found when boot.iso is converted to vfat pendrive
Last modified: 2008-09-30 12:01:23 EDT
Description of problem:
I don't like to burn iso images for each and every fedora release and pre-release I test, when I have a
coputer that is kind enough to boot from an USB stick.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
The anaconda that lives on boot.iso that is a part of Fedora 9-Preview
Steps to Reproduce:
1. loopback mount boot.iso and copy the contents to your pendrive, rename the isolinux dir to syslinux
and isolinux.cfg to syslinux.cfg. Run the syslinux command to make your pendrive bootable.
2. boot from your newly created boot device
3. be forced to download stage2.img over the net, even though it is on the drive in the images dir
Anaconda does not detect the availability of a stage2.img on a pendrive created from a boot.iso file
Seamless boot into graphical mode, or at least the ability to select the correct hard drive and have
anaconda use stage2.img from there
If i elect to get stage2.img from a hard drive and select my pendrive device it seems to mount correctly,
because if I enter the correct device but a nonexistent directory I will get another error than the one I
get entering / or /images
Have you tried this with the final release of F9?
This issue still exists with the final F9 release. I have tested
and it has the issue described above.
I've completely changed around the stage2 finding code, so it's worth trying
again with rawhide and seeing what the status is there.