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.
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.
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.
livecd-tools-16.12-1.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.
livecd-tools-17.8-1.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
* 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'
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livecd-tools-17.9-1.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
livecd-tools-16.13-1.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.
livecd-tools-17.10-1.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
livecd-tools-16.15-1.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.
livecd-tools-17.11-1.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
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.