ISO didn't run when created with livecd-iso-to-disk (Fat32 versus ext3?)

Ed Greshko Ed.Greshko at greshko.com
Thu Dec 11 23:45:07 UTC 2008


Linuxguy123 wrote:
> I formatted the USB drive as ext3.  Its 1 GB in size.
>
> # livecd-iso-to-disk --reset-mbr  --overlay-size-mb
> 150  /home/xxx/Download/f10-kde-4.1.80-1/f10-kde-4.1.80-i686-200812091339.iso  /dev/sdc1
>
> Verifying image...
> /home/xxx/Download/f10-kde-4.1.80-1/f10-kde-4.1.80-i686-200812091339.iso:   a96d2ab033fdb2506f6c0a992ce0dcd6
> Fragment sums:
> e688f4ff7644a9b4f19db4829273d6ecdfbefd5844559dcae9dd1f628667
> Fragment count: 20
> Checking: 100.0%
>
> The media check is complete, the result is: PASS.
>
> It is OK to use this media.
> Already set up as live image.
> Deleting old OS in fifteen seconds...
> Copying live image to USB stick
> Updating boot config file
> Initializing persistent overlay file
> 0+0 records in
> 0+0 records out
> 0 bytes (0 B) copied, 3.4294e-05 s, 0.0 kB/s
> Installing boot loader
> /media/usbdev.rt821k/syslinux is device /dev/sdc1
> USB stick set up as live image!
>
> So I then booted it and got this on the command line:
>
> Mount: you must specify the file system type.
> Bug in initramfs/init detected  Dropping to a shell.
> Good Luck !
> Bash: no job control in this shell.
> <shell is non functional>
>
> I ran this same iso a couple times before when the drive was formatted
> as FAT32.   Does the livecd-iso-to-disk have problems with a drive
> formatted as ext3 ?
>
>
>   
The method you used does not create a bootable result.

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_to_create_and_use_Live_USB

And notice there are 2 sections....

Bootable USB from a running Live CD/DVD

is the one you need.


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