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livecd-creator: Livecd fails to boot [closed]

asked 2011-10-02 01:00:00 -0500

sagarun gravatar image

updated 2011-10-02 14:42:12 -0500

I am trying to roll out this live cd,

Here are the kickstart files,

After creating the livecd in one of the Fedora test machines, I tried to boot the ISO which is x86_64 Fedora live in my X86 32 bit Fedora 15 host using kvm and virtualbox,

Both resulted in

Update 1

As @mether suggested , i have removed all updates repositories from the kickstart file. Updated ks files are available at the same location.

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answered 2011-10-02 23:25:27 -0500

sagarun gravatar image

updated 2011-10-12 14:58:02 -0500

I mixed up ks from F14 and F15 , I got it solved after some one from livecd list spotted it

Thanks. Sorry for the trouble!

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answered 2011-10-02 01:06:30 -0500

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Does the live image you generate includes updates? If so, try without that.

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Yea, It includes the latest updates. They are breaking stuff since F13 in updates :(

sagarun gravatar imagesagarun ( 2011-10-02 01:14:28 -0500 )edit

@mether , I commented out all the updates repos. Strange it still complains of same exception

sagarun gravatar imagesagarun ( 2011-10-02 14:20:48 -0500 )edit

did you try what @shanks suggested? You might go with Fedora 16 as the basis for the remix anyway considering the schedule

mether gravatar imagemether ( 2011-10-02 14:37:27 -0500 )edit

@mether, i tried @shanks suggestions, didn't work. Ok let me try F16.

sagarun gravatar imagesagarun ( 2011-10-02 14:44:10 -0500 )edit

answered 2011-10-02 01:43:27 -0500

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updated 2011-10-12 14:56:19 -0500

sagarun gravatar image

I suspect this is related to bug#713031

"This is because the entry in /etc/fstab (1st field) does not match with the way how /sys was mounted."

/etc/fstab (generated by anaconda):

sysfs      /sys     sysfs   defaults        0 0

/proc/mounts (probably mounted by dracut):

/sys      /sys      sysfs   rw,relatime 0 0 

Try setting

mount -t sysfs -o nosuid,noexec,nodev /sys /sys >/dev/null 2>&1


mount -t sysfs -o nosuid,noexec,nodev sysfs /sys >/dev/null 2>&1

in /usr/share/dracut/modules.d/99base/init and then try creating the live cd.


Update 1:

Firstly in %post section you may add:

cp /etc/fstab /etc/fstab.orig
sed -i -e '0,/RE/s/sysfs/\/sys /' /etc/fstab

and if that doesn't work then ... try replacing the above in %post with:

cp /usr/share/dracut/modules.d/99base/init /usr/share/dracut/modules.d/99base/init.orig
sed -i -e 's/nodev \/sys/nodev sysfs/' /usr/share/dracut/modules.d/99base/init
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How do i do it in a kickstart file?

sagarun gravatar imagesagarun ( 2011-10-02 01:49:57 -0500 )edit

What about replacing /proc with 'proc'? In the bug they have done that too!

sagarun gravatar imagesagarun ( 2011-10-02 08:40:34 -0500 )edit

@shanks Tried executing the scripts in post section. Still the livecd doesn't boot with the same error. I also checked /usr/share/dracut/modules.d/99base/init from runlevel1, The script indeed modfied the file.

sagarun gravatar imagesagarun ( 2011-10-02 12:28:25 -0500 )edit

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