Bug 962672 - Warning: Could not boot Warning: /dev/mapper/live-rw does not exist
Warning: Could not boot Warning: /dev/mapper/live-rw does not exist
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dracut (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2013-05-14 04:31 EDT by Emil
Modified: 2018-03-26 07:13 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2014-02-05 18:09:31 EST
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Description Emil 2013-05-14 04:31:59 EDT
I'm using Fedora 18 LiveCD on USB in persistent mode... it worked fine since 2 months? Till now... I don't know why but suddenly when I try to boot my Fedora 18 I get this:

"dracut-initqueue[190]: Warning: Could not boot.
dracut-initqueue[190]: Warning: /dev/mapper/live-rw does not exist"

Command "blkid" print this:
"/dev/sda1: LABEL="MYLINUXLIVE" UUID="F47F-7CD4" TYPE="vfat" "

What should I do?? I have important data there (in root)!
Please help...
Comment 1 Emil 2013-05-14 05:49:29 EDT
If I can't repair it... I just want to copy my files from /root/...maybe to another pendrive? Can I do this with dracut?
Comment 2 Harald Hoyer 2013-05-28 10:26:04 EDT
What is the kernel command line?

# cat /proc/cmdline

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Comment 4 Fedora End Of Life 2014-02-05 18:09:31 EST
Fedora 18 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2014-01-14. Fedora 18 is
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