I'm trying to build an installer-cd with livecd-creator :)
So I finally succeeded to build a livecd with livecd-creator under fedora7.
When I boot this CD, I switch to the text-console, log in (into textmode) as
and run the liveinst.sh script from anacondas CVS
anaconda/liveinst/liveinst.sh (downloaded with curl.. for now)
(I plan to put these steps into /etc/rc.d/init.d/fedora-live but for debugging
it's easier to run them manually.)
Then I configure anaconda manually (currently just using the defaults, which,
again, I later plan to do with a kickstart file) and anaconda successfully
partitions the disc and copies the system from the livecd to harddrive.
But in the end the installation fails, log is attached.
I would be happy if someone who is more familar with anaconda logs can tell me
what went wrong...
At OLPC we need to support ext3 and jffs2 builds even more so than
livecd isos. Since most of the process is the same up until the final
image and bootloaders we would like to add this support into the livecd
tools so that all fedora projects use one toolchain. The question is
how can this best be accomplished?
I think passing a --variant switch (i.e. --variant=jffs2) should switch
the backend to generating the correct image. This also requires
template support and the ability to select templates to write out based
on the variant in the %post. For instance the olpc.fth file is read in
by the openfirmware. For jffs2 builds we point to the nand on the XO
machines. For ext3 we point to a USB disk. Also on ext3 we write out
grub entries for use with standard machines and vitalization software
What would be the best way to add this support to the livecd tools?
John (J5) Palmieri <johnp(a)redhat.com>
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To summarize, there is an alleged bug in Live CD and I was asked to make a
correction to the wiki page,
where I added the READ ME from v.0.3 (Apr 24 2007).
Therefore, I have several questions:
1. Is this a verified bug and should I add a clarification to this page?
2. More importantly, is there a more recent version of this READ ME
If there are any changes that need to be made, I will be glad to update
the wiki page.
Volunteer, Fedora Docs Project
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From: Dariusz Bednarczyk <dbednarczyk(a)autocomp.com.pl>
Date: May 31, 2007 2:12 PM
Subject: Error in livecd-creator
Could you please add following information to the Fedora Project Wiki
There is a bug in livecd-creator. You must change:
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mayflowerconf.write('MODULES+="sata_nv sata_sil24 sata_svw sata_via"\n')
mayflowerconf.write('MODULES+="sata_mv sata_qstor sata_sis
mayflowerconf.write('MODULES+="sata_nv sata_sil24 sata_svw
Sorry for my english.
I'm experiencing a couple problems with the network configuration on a
custom livecd. In case it makes a difference we're using the -base-on
argument to work off a pre-created ISO when making network
This is the line in the kickstart file that we're using to setup the
network --device eth0 --bootproto static --ip 192.168.1.5 --netmask
255.255.255.0 --gateway 192.168.1.1 --device eth1 --bootproto dhcp
The first problem we're having is that only the first nameserver is
actually being put in the /etc/resolv.conf file.
The second problem is that the eth0 interface showed up unconfigured,
and eth1 was set to dhcp as expected.
Does anyone see any blatant errors or mistakes in my syntax? Or know if
this might be a known issue?
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Long story short, I installed the Fedora 7 RC2 KDE LiveCD image to my hard
drive. Booting from the hard drive for the first time, firstboot comes up
800x600, with menu, button, and paragraph fonts about 3 pixels high --
totally unreadable. All the graphics and screen layout elements look normal
size, much, much bigger than the text. The initial login screen comes up
1920x1080 (because it's hooked up to my HD TV via VGA), but the text is
again tiny compared to the graphics and layout. It seems to be around 5
pixels high in this case.
I don't see any other reports about this in fedora-livecd, fedora-devel,
fedora-test, nor Bugzilla. Is it worth putting into Bugzilla, or should I
somehow contact members of the KDE SIG (how?), or what?
By the way, fedora-livecd-list is not listed on
http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/ -- is that deliberate?
P.S. Learned a bunch of other stuff along the way, because this is my first
experience with a few technologies:
* Fedora 7 (last used FC5 until this weekend)
* Fedora LiveCD
* making a LiveCD image boot from a Compact Flash card
* using a Via Epia EN12000EG low-power Mini-ITX motherboard (idle in
runlevel 5, with dual-hd RAID 1: 16W power :)
* installing the LiveCD image to the hard drive
* tuning the case fan speed through software
I've now gotten anaconda going with kickstart using the command-line:
anaconda --kickstart=/home/dexter/mini-ks-cfg.ks --nodmraid --nompath \
The anaconda so called ninjas are obviously way to busy to notice!
I struggle on.
I've noticed a small error after testing some cds with the bootoption
"Verify and run from image": Right after the check is passed, this line
/init line 310 = No such file or directory
I've not noticed any problems because of that. So it just might be a
I will open a bug for it later the day. This only as a quick notice.
I'm struggling around with a (hopefully) small problem. I've setup a Fedora Core 6 system and followed the instructions http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-fedora-livecd/ to build a LiveCD with livecd-creator, which works perfectly !
My problem now is that I have to integrate an RPM which has to be installed with "rpm -i --nodeps". How do I manage this ? Is there a way to force this in the pkgadd) section of the configuration file ?
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I searched the archive and was unable to find an answer to either
question. Feel free to redirect me if there is already info on either of
Is there a way to adjust the livecd boot delay? Currently it's set to 60
seconds which is a long time for our application, we'd like it around 5
or 10 seconds, but I've been unable to determine where that comes from
in the CD image, nor if there is a kickstart value to set it easily at
Second, I'm sure someone else has seen "Buffer I/O error on device sr0,
logical block xxxxxx" errors. I've burned over 20 different ISOs now at
varying burn speeds and they all have one block that generates errors
during boot. Each burn is a different block id, but they all error about
8 times, and then continue booting. It doesn't seem to be causing
problems, but I'm concerned that something in the livecd-creator process
isn't doing what is expected and may give us trouble down the road.
Any help or thoughts on either of those are greatly appreciated.
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