Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 446153
installing Live to USB harddisk does not boot
Last modified: 2008-07-10 23:26:10 EDT
Description of problem:
I tried to install F9 Live to a USB harddisk but it fails to boot
miserably gives lots of filesystem errors.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install Live instance to a USB harddisk
2. boot the USB harddisk
2. does not boot
2. to boot normally
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Please attach the exact messages you are seeing to this bug report.
Is it supposed/known to work? :)
I see it going into rhgb and then suddenly it stops and returns to a VC which
Starting udev: [ OK ]
Setting hostname localhost.localdomain: [ OK ]
Setting up Logical Volume Management: 2 logical volume(s) in volume group
"Volgroup00" now active
2 logical volume(s) in volume group "Volgroup01" now active
[ OK ]
Fedora-9-Live-i6: UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY; RUN fsck MANUALLY.
(i.e., without -a or -p options)
*** An error occurred during the filesystem check.
*** Dropping you to a shell; the system will reboot
*** when you leave the shell.
Have you checked to make sure that your drive is not failing?
(In reply to comment #4)
> Have you checked to make sure that your drive is not failing?
Any suggestions for how to do that? It seems to work ok for storage
but I have never managed to run fedora from it. I was looking to test
with another USB drive at some point... That is why I asked above
if it is known to work?
(I am travelling currently - when I get back I will try to test more.)
You can run dmesg to look at the kernel messages. Drive failures are indicated
by lots of error messages regarding the device, typically enclosed in curly
braces. They're pretty obvious once you know what they look like.
I installed F9 Live on a good new usb harddrive and it looks good so far,
so I suspect my other drive is faulty.
I will close this for now. Thanks and sorry to have troubled you.