Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 569373
live installer may report "Not a Live image"
Last modified: 2010-03-23 17:29:48 EDT
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screenshot showing "Not a Live image"
Description of problem:
While booted off a live USB stick, I clicked "Install to Hard Drive" and got the error message "Not a Live image". Screenshot attached.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Not sure how I got into this state, but the error message is displayed every time I double-click "Install to Hard Drive".
Steps to Reproduce:
I was starting the installer and exiting early.
I was also activating logical volumes after the installer disabled them (Bug 569174).
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screenshot showing disk selector dialog and Exit installer
Reproduced it ...
Boot from USB stick with live ISO image installed on it.
Double-click the "install to hard drive" icon.
Proceed to the disk selection dialog.
Don't check any boxes.
Click "Close Window" icon.
Click "Exit installer".
Double-click the "install to hard drive icon".
Error message appears.
ls -l /dev/live* /dev/mapper/live*
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screenshot showing output of "ls -l /dev/live* /dev/mapper/live*" before and after reproducing the bug
(In reply to comment #8)
> Created an attachment (id=397209) [details]
> screenshot showing output of "ls -l /dev/live* /dev/mapper/live*"
Black-and-white version ... :-)
[liveuser@localhost ~]$ ls -L /dev/live* /dev/mapper/live*
ls: cannot access /dev/mapper/live-osimg-min: No such file or directory
ls: cannot access /dev/mapper/live-rw: No such file or directory
Yeah that's the problem. I wonder what's happening with your ../dm-* symlinks.
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> Yeah that's the problem. I wonder what's happening with your ../dm-* symlinks.
Can you reproduce it?
No objections to resolving this for Fedora 13. I'm adding F13Blocker so this is on the radar. The impact, as I understand it, is that repeated attempts to run liveinst from a live image may fail as some cleanup/setup work was not properly handled by liveinst or anaconda.
Here's the fix for this:
It ends up it would only be triggered by exiting on the filter screen.
James: A work-around is to restart the live image.
anaconda-13.36-1.fc13 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 13.