Bug 494000 - Gray screen on boot with Fedora 11 LiveCD made on Fedora 9, 10
Summary: Gray screen on boot with Fedora 11 LiveCD made on Fedora 9, 10
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: liveusb-creator
Version: 10
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: kushaldas@gmail.com
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Whiteboard: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common...
: 495402 496378 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
Blocks: F11Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-04-03 16:52 UTC by zachary charlop-powers
Modified: 2013-01-10 05:08 UTC (History)
10 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2009-12-18 09:11:11 UTC
Type: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)
the "bullseye" (2.82 MB, image/jpeg)
2009-04-03 18:59 UTC, zachary charlop-powers
no flags Details
the "grub menu" and password prompt (3.35 MB, image/jpeg)
2009-04-03 19:00 UTC, zachary charlop-powers
no flags Details

Description zachary charlop-powers 2009-04-03 16:52:55 UTC
Description of problem: I cannot boot from a liveusb.  I enter what should be the grub menu but actually is a bunch of concentric gray rings that looks like a bullseye. If I don't do anything this screen stays as is. If I touch the keyboard I get the outline box of a grub menu but no text is visible. If I press enter I am then prompted for a password. I tried my system password, "fedora," "guest", and a few others to see what would happen. Nothing happens.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): fedora-11-beta-livecd-iso

How reproducible: every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. insert usb that has livecd Fedora11 Beta image
2. on Dell bios choose to boot form usb
3. boots into stalled screen
Actual results: see above.

Expected results: boot into livecd menu and be able to use the livecd

Additional info: i am using a dell optiplex with an ATI FireGl card (r300, I think). Nothing special.

Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2009-04-03 17:09:56 UTC
Can you attach a picture of the screen you are stuck at?  I don't know what screen you're talking about.

Comment 2 zachary charlop-powers 2009-04-03 17:26:36 UTC
how do i do a screen capture of a boot sequence?

Comment 3 Chris Lumens 2009-04-03 18:04:15 UTC
With a camera?

Comment 4 zachary charlop-powers 2009-04-03 18:59:02 UTC
Created attachment 338104 [details]
the "bullseye"

Comment 5 zachary charlop-powers 2009-04-03 19:00:45 UTC
Created attachment 338106 [details]
the "grub menu" and password prompt

the backgourd box is by itself. when you press enter you are prompted to enter a password (foreground)

Comment 6 zachary charlop-powers 2009-04-03 19:02:40 UTC
re: comment 3

man, that was a no-brainer, eh? i thought you might introduce me to some new pre-X-server screenshot capture technology. but hey, cameras work too.

Comment 7 Avalone 2009-04-07 10:36:18 UTC
see https://fedorahosted.org/liveusb-creator/ticket/585

as posted - download and reinstall syslinux after liveusb creator will solve this (checked with ver 3.7.4pre19)

i'm think this will be fixed in next version of liveusbcreator

Comment 8 Chris Lumens 2009-04-13 17:58:11 UTC
Avalone - thanks for pointing that out.  It looks very much like what the reporter here is seeing as well.  Reassigning.

Comment 9 Chris Lumens 2009-04-13 17:59:50 UTC
*** Bug 495402 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 10 Christopher Beland 2009-04-24 09:44:15 UTC
Will the fix be available before Fedora 11 general release, or should an updated syslinux be pushed to Fedora 9 and 10 to fix it that way?  Otherwise, everyone using this nice GUI method to create Fedora 11 LiveUSB media from F9 or F10 will need to employ a manual workaround, which will need to be included in the release notes.

Comment 11 Jeremy Katz 2009-04-29 13:55:53 UTC
Luke -- you probably want to put in something like the bad hack I did in livecd-iso-to-disk.sh to basically copy over the menu files from the host system onto the usb stick as the com32 abi isn't stable apparently.

See commit 42233b2d2d6abb722d713e21cdac7d7895b0d623 in the livecd tools repo

Comment 12 Adam Williamson 2009-04-29 16:37:49 UTC
this is just a dupe of 492370, where the fix is being worked on.

Fedora Bugzappers volunteer triage team

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 492370 ***

Comment 13 Jeremy Katz 2009-04-29 19:18:13 UTC
Not a dupe as this is liveusb-creator, not the livecd-iso-to-disk shell script distributed with livecd-tools.  Eventually the two will hopefully be one and the same, but we're not there yet

Comment 14 Adam Williamson 2009-04-30 00:53:53 UTC
eek, sorry, that'll teach me to bugzap with quarter of a brain awake...

Fedora Bugzappers volunteer triage team

Comment 15 Jeremy Katz 2009-05-04 19:19:56 UTC
*** Bug 496378 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 16 Christopher Beland 2009-05-28 07:40:58 UTC
Still a problem with liveusb-creator-3.6.3-1.fc9.noarch.  Is there hope of getting this fixed before Fedora 9 is EOL, or should I just update the instructions (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_to_create_and_use_Live_USB) to tell people to use livecd-iso-to-disk and avoid liveusb-creator if they are trying to upgrade?

Comment 17 Christopher Beland 2009-05-28 07:42:19 UTC
(The workaround at https://fedorahosted.org/liveusb-creator/ticket/585 doesn't work for F9 due to RPM checksum incompatibilities with Rawhide.)

Comment 18 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 13:13:09 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 19 Luke Macken 2009-06-12 07:57:16 UTC
(In reply to comment #11)
> Luke -- you probably want to put in something like the bad hack I did in
> livecd-iso-to-disk.sh to basically copy over the menu files from the host
> system onto the usb stick as the com32 abi isn't stable apparently.
> See commit 42233b2d2d6abb722d713e21cdac7d7895b0d623 in the livecd tools repo  

Thanks Jeremy, I ported your hack to the liveusb-creator.


https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/liveusb-creator-3.6.7-1.fc11 is on it's way to testing.

Comment 20 Julian Sikorski 2009-06-12 14:33:52 UTC
The bug report states that F11 live usbs cannot be created under Fedora 10 and 9. Please build the fixed liveusb-creator for these branches as well. TIA.

Comment 21 Fedora Update System 2009-06-16 02:14:56 UTC
liveusb-creator-3.6.7-1.fc11 has been pushed to the Fedora 11 testing repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
 If you want to test the update, you can install it with 
 su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update liveusb-creator'.  You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F11/FEDORA-2009-6344

Comment 22 Julian Sikorski 2009-06-16 07:49:20 UTC
Fedora 11 Live USBs created on Fedora 11 have always worked, so there is no way to test it. Please fix the bug in the branch it actually exists (I'm aware the release field was wrong at the beginning).

Comment 23 Fedora Update System 2009-06-24 19:04:40 UTC
liveusb-creator-3.7-1.fc11 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 11.

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