Bug 838342 - Adding live_ram to kernel params prevents mount of persistent home
Adding live_ram to kernel params prevents mount of persistent home
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: LiveCD (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Matthias Clasen
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Reported: 2012-07-08 10:42 EDT by livecdlife
Modified: 2013-08-01 00:10 EDT (History)
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Description livecdlife 2012-07-08 10:42:31 EDT
Description of problem:
Adding "live_ram" makes impossible mounting of persistent home. Obviously, after the image is loaded to ram, the partition is "ejected" and is not visible for mounting home.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Livecd-tools 17.11

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create any standard livecd (Gnome or Kde) on vfat or ext4 partition of usb stick
2. When booting, press "Tab" and add "live_ram" to kernel parameters
Actual results:
If usb stick partition is vfat, everything boots, but the /home is not mounted to the persistent home.img file.
If usb stick partition is ext4, the boot process stop with some messages
udevd[330 <or 336 or 338>]: inotify_add_watch(6, /dev/sda1,10): failed: no such file or directory
dracut warning: unable to process the initqueue
dracut warning: /dev/disk/by-uuid/... does not exist

Expected results:
LiveOS/home.img from usb stick is mapped to /dev/loopN and the encryption partition is mounted through /dev/mapper/EncHome to /home

Additional info:
Tested on several usb sticks (usb 2.0, usb 3.0) and different configurations of .ks files (basic, gnome, kde, custom).
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