Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 675138
liveusb-creator crashes while "installing bootloader"
Last modified: 2011-02-09 14:04:08 EST
Description of problem:
When creating a live USB stick from iso image using liveusb-creator, program crashes when "installing bootloader".
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to create a live USB stick from any Fedora live iso image.
Application crashes during step "installing bootloader". The USB drive is not bootable.
Application creates a bootable live USB stick.
Creating live USB stick is correct using other applications (e.g. livecd-iso-to-disk), the same USB stick and iso file.
Backtrace has 20 calls on stack:
20: /lib/libparted.so.0(ped_assert+0x2b) [0x1218bbb]
19: /lib/libparted.so.0(+0x42d7f) [0x124fd7f]
18: /lib/libparted.so.0(+0x43a67) [0x1250a67]
17: /lib/libparted.so.0(+0x46537) [0x1253537]
16: /lib/libparted.so.0(+0x102f2) [0x121d2f2]
15: /lib/libparted.so.0(ped_disk_add_partition+0x277) [0x1220857]
14: /lib/libparted.so.0(+0x453d9) [0x12523d9]
13: /lib/libparted.so.0(+0x45a30) [0x1252a30]
12: /lib/libparted.so.0(ped_disk_new+0x7d) [0x1220d3d]
11: /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/_pedmodule.so(_ped_Disk_init+0x83) [0x614cc3]
10: /usr/lib/libpython2.7.so.1.0() [0x3700466]
9: /usr/lib/libpython2.7.so.1.0(PyObject_Call+0x5d) [0x36a000d]
8: /usr/lib/libpython2.7.so.1.0(PyEval_EvalFrameEx+0x3d64) [0x3744974]
7: /usr/lib/libpython2.7.so.1.0(PyEval_EvalCodeEx+0x7f0) [0x3747130]
6: /usr/lib/libpython2.7.so.1.0() [0x36cb4dd]
5: /usr/lib/libpython2.7.so.1.0(PyObject_Call+0x5d) [0x36a000d]
4: /usr/lib/libpython2.7.so.1.0(PyEval_EvalFrameEx+0x37bd) [0x37443cd]
3: /usr/lib/libpython2.7.so.1.0(PyEval_EvalCodeEx+0x7f0) [0x3747130]
2: /usr/lib/libpython2.7.so.1.0(PyEval_EvalFrameEx+0x4722) [0x3745332]
1: /usr/lib/libpython2.7.so.1.0(PyEval_EvalCodeEx+0x7f0) [0x3747130]
Component switched to parted component, because it is probably the right place where the problem exists.
Moreover, I found that partition table was broken on the USB stick, that I was working with. After I repaired (reformatted) it, the problem disappeared and live USB is created as usual, so I think the issue occurs only when working with USB, which has corrupted partition table.
Now I would like to reproduce this error, but I can't remember, what I'd done with the partition table to break it. Any idea how to break partition table on the USB stick?
Was there any additional info, maybe a line that looked like this:
Assertion (head_size <= 63) at ../../../libparted/labels/dos.c:662 in
Some USB sticks come pre-formatted with CHS values that are invalid, so parted throws an error.
There were no other errors printed besides the Backtrace.
However, the USB stick wasn't formatted by me before, AFAIK, so this could be the problem.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 585468 ***