[SoaS] Problem with Mirabelle and USB Boot

Marc Karasek marckarasek at gmail.com
Mon Jun 28 12:40:29 EDT 2010

I will check that on the sticks I have already made.

For future reference, it seems if the stick is already named : FEDORA 
and you put a live image on it, it works out of the box.
If you have it named something else then put the image on it, change the 
name to FEDORA, this still fails w/o the cahnge to the cmd line.


On 6/28/2010 11:55 AM, Sebastian Dziallas wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 4:54 PM, Marc Karasek<marckarasek at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> I am trying to put together some sticks for shipping to Uganda.
>> I am using the latest usb creater and image (Mirabelle Fedora13)
>> I followed the instructions, but when I tested the sticks on a notebook,
>> I got the error:
>> no root device found
>> sleeping forever
>> In following a few google links, this seems to be lined to the root= and
>> overlay= options on the kernel cmd line.
>> I looked at what the default was and it had a UUID# in both of these
>> places.
>> I named the stick FEDORA (I remembered this used to be part of the
>> instructions in the past), changed the cmd line to
>> root=LABEL=FEDORA and overlay=LABEL=FEDORA and it worked.
>> The problem is I need to make this foolproof, I do not need them to be
>> having to edit cmd lines each time they boot.  (The place it is going
>> they have never seen a computer, so it has to be foolproof).
>> Should I just change the name of the USB stick to match the UUID# or is
>> this a bug in the image?
>> Marc
> Hi Marc,
> thanks for your email and welcome to the list! :)
> There should be a syslinux directory on the usb key when you plug it
> into a machine (and don't boot from it, that is). Inside of that
> directory, there's a file called syslinux.cfg which contains all the
> arguments applied at boot. You should be able to make the change
> there, which will persist then.
> Let us know how it goes!
> Cheers,
> --Sebastian
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