Bug 857044 - USB stick of F18 does not boot (wrong path in grub)
Summary: USB stick of F18 does not boot (wrong path in grub)
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: liveusb-creator
Version: 17
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Luke Macken
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2012-09-13 12:57 UTC by Josef Skladanka
Modified: 2016-09-20 02:43 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-08-01 18:43:56 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Josef Skladanka 2012-09-13 12:57:22 UTC
Description of problem:
Created USB stick with F18 Alpha RC3, it shows grub menu, but does not boot, because the path is isolinux/... instead of syslinux/...

Program version:

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create USB stick with F18
2. Boot
3. Select firts option in Grub
Actual results:
Does not boot

Expected results:
Boots ;)

Comment 1 Mildred 2013-02-05 15:42:07 UTC
I have the same error, there is a workaround though, edit the grub entry and replace isolinux by syslinux, but I suppose you must have found that already.

When I do this, I have another problem. dracut-initqueue fails because the filesystem label is different than the one specified in GRUB. The actual label is "LIVE" but in GRUB it appears as "Fedora-18-x86_64-Live-Desktop.is". It seems there is something wrong here as well.

in journalctl, the exact error message is:

dracut-initqueue[219]: Warning: /dev/disk/by-label/Fedora-18-x86_64-Live-Desktop.is does not exist

In GRUB, the linux parameter is root=LIVE:LABEL:Fedora-18-x86_64-Live-Desktop.is

It should be replaced by root=LABEL=LIVE

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