Bug 786037 - --skipcopy copied files
Summary: --skipcopy copied files
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: livecd-tools
Version: 16
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Brian Lane
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2012-01-31 09:08 UTC by Samuel Sieb
Modified: 2012-05-08 04:32 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

Fixed In Version: livecd-tools-17.11-1.fc17
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2012-05-08 04:32:58 UTC
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Description Samuel Sieb 2012-01-31 09:08:41 UTC
I had setup a live system on a USB drive, but the MBR wasn't setup for some reason, so I wanted to use the --reset-mbr option.  I didn't have the source ISO image with me and there was no way to not provide one to the command, so I just picked one I had around.  The description of the --skipcopy option implies that it wouldn't actually write anything so I felt safe using a different image.

My command:
livecd-iso-to-disk --reset-mbr --skipcopy --noverify Fedora-16-i386-netinst.iso /dev/sdb1

/root/Fedora-16-i386-netinst.iso uses initrd.img w/o install.img
Copying DVD image to target device.
Updating boot config file
Installing boot loader
Target device is now set up with a Live image!

Tried booting it, got the installer boot menu!  As far as I can tell, it put the kernel and initrd.img from the provided ISO image in, renamed the existing ones with a 0 at the end, and changed the syslinux.cfg.

Is this the expected behaviour?  I expected it to do nothing but fix the MBR.  If this is expected, then I would ask for an option just for fixing the MBR.

Comment 1 Brian Lane 2012-04-16 22:44:21 UTC
The dvd files shouldn't have been copied with --skipcopy, but even with that you can't really count on using a different iso to repair things since the config files always get rewritten.

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2012-04-17 01:00:20 UTC
livecd-tools-16.12-1.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2012-04-17 01:01:24 UTC
livecd-tools-17.8-1.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2012-04-18 19:43:26 UTC
Package livecd-tools-16.12-1.fc16:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 16 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing livecd-tools-16.12-1.fc16'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2012-04-24 22:14:37 UTC
livecd-tools-17.9-1.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2012-04-25 18:08:43 UTC
livecd-tools-16.13-1.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2012-04-26 22:10:22 UTC
livecd-tools-17.10-1.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.

Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2012-05-03 23:18:56 UTC
livecd-tools-16.15-1.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.

Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2012-05-03 23:34:43 UTC
livecd-tools-17.11-1.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.

Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2012-05-08 04:32:58 UTC
livecd-tools-17.11-1.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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