Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 466114
Passing live_ram option to livecd stops the livecd from booting
Last modified: 2009-07-21 14:31:11 EDT
Description of problem:
When one passes 'live_ram' (to run the system entirely from RAM and allowing the ejection of media during testing). The system is unable to boot.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot Fedora 10 Beta as of Oct 1, add live_ram to the boot options
Done copying live image to RAM.
eject: did not find a device /dev/root in /sys/block
Bug in initramfs /init detected. Dropping to a shell. Good luck!
sbin/real-init: line 7: plymouth: command not found
A booted live cd running from a RAM image instead of cd/dvd media.
I was told on the ml that live_ram was likely going away, which I thought was a shame, I had used the F9 live cd to fix a pretty buggered system just a few months ago where I needed to run from ram to exclude other issues, but still be able to use the cdrom. Is there a reason for it being dropped?
It's continuing to be there, it's just not something that's advertised and honestly very rarely used.
But fixed up in mkinitrd git, will be in the next build of mkinitrd (which we'll be sure to get one before the preview release)
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Closing out bug that's been in MODIFIED for a while.