Bug 867857 - liveUSB does not boot
liveUSB does not boot
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: LiveCD (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Matthias Clasen
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Reported: 2012-10-18 08:38 EDT by Jiri Pospisil
Modified: 2015-02-17 09:31 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2015-02-17 09:31:12 EST
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2012-10-18 08:38 EDT, Jiri Pospisil
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Description Jiri Pospisil 2012-10-18 08:38:06 EDT
Created attachment 629352 [details]
Screenshot of the problem.

Description of problem:
When I create a testday live iso image and then a liveusb from it, it doesn't boot.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Follow http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA/Test_Days/Live_Image to create a livecd iso
2. Follow https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_to_create_and_use_Live_USB?rd=FedoraLiveCD/USBHowTo to write the image to an USB stick
3. Boot the liveUSB stick
Actual results:
After grub, the the live fedora doesn't boot. It says:
dracut: FATAL: Don't know how to handle 'root=live:UUID=B6A2-06A9'
dracut: Refusing to continue
and then I only get an emergency shell. Before that, there is also an error "tsc: Fast TSC calibration failed", but I don't think it is connected with this issue.

Expected results:
System boot normally

Additional info:
Screenshot attached. It's an x86_64 build built on a RHEL6.3 box. I see no more errors in journalctl/dmesg. I tried to create the liveUSB via unetbootin and liveusb-creator. Results are the same, only display resolution differs due to different grub.
Machine profile: http://www.smolts.org/client/show/pub_29d45dd7-df6b-4468-8b0c-f26537abea6b
Comment 1 Fedora End Of Life 2013-04-03 12:11:07 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 19 development cycle.
Changing version to '19'.

(As we did not run this process for some time, it could affect also pre-Fedora 19 development
cycle bugs. We are very sorry. It will help us with cleanup during Fedora 19 End Of Life. Thank you.)

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Comment 2 Federico Leva 2013-04-18 16:04:07 EDT
(In reply to comment #1)
> This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora
> 19 development cycle.
> Changing version to '19'.

I doubt this is correct, liveUSB has only fedora 17 as of 2012-06-12 v3.11.7 https://fedorahosted.org/liveusb-creator/
And I doubt it's a problem with the liveusb-creator itself.
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