Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 446367
liveinst cannot see any partitions
Last modified: 2009-06-18 13:46:21 EDT
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Description of problem:
I installed the live image a hard disk partition and booted from it.
When I tried to install Fedora 9 using liveinst, it couldn't see any partitions.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. # mkdir /mnt/3
2. # mount -o loop -t iso9660 Fedora-9-i686-Live-KDE.iso /mnt/3
3. < use gparted to make the target partition bootable, in my case /dev/sda3 >
3. # sh /mnt/3/LiveOS/livecd-iso-to-disk Fedora-9-i686-Live-KDE.iso /dev/sda3
5. <live image boots>
The live image runs, but liveinst can't see any partitions.
liveinst should see partitions and be able to install on them.
What livecd-iso-to-disk doesn't explain is that when you install it to a local hard disk partition it overwrites the mbr so that when you use the menu option "boot from local disk" it lands you right back at the grub menu.
I recovered my installation as follows (my boot partition is on /dev/sda1)
1. < boot from Fedora 8 live image >
I did this in case of incompatabilities between f8/grub and f9/grub
2. # mkdir /mnt/boot
3. # mount -t ext3 /dev/sda1 /mnt/boot
4. # /sbin/grub-install --no-floppy --root-directory=/mnt /dev/sda
Could not find device for /dev/mapper/livecd-rw
Installation finished. No error reported.
This is the contents of the device map /mnt/boot/grub/device.map.
Check if this is correct or not. If any of the lines is incorrect,
fix it and re-run the script `grub-install'.
# this device map was generated by anaconda
Please attach /tmp/anaconda.log, /tmp/syslog, and the output of /sbin/lshal to
this bug report. Thanks.
Created attachment 309702 [details]
Created attachment 309703 [details]
output of /usr/bin/lshal
1. I can recover the mbr after running livecd-iso-to-disk using grub-install as
above before rebooting.
This lets me boot the live image from my existing grub menu by adding
title Fedora 9 Live CD
2. I couldn't find /tmp/syslog.
We have made extensive changes to the partitioning code for F11 beta, such that it is very difficult to tell whether your bug is still relevant or not. Please test with either the latest rawhide you have access to or F11 and let us know whether you are still seeing this problem. Thanks for the bug report.
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