The session live persistent with USB don't start, error in the prompt initramfs: (initramfs) stdin: error 0

Bug #557261 reported by Riccardo Angelino on 2010-04-07
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BusyBox
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linux (Ubuntu)
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Oneiric
Medium
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Precise
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Bug Description

ISO: Kubuntu Desktop amd64
md5sum: dee53cb4603f7059acfbb6513fd49f7c
sync date: 07/04/2010

I have tried to start a persistent session live with pendrive USB, but it has not worked.
It has given back the following error in the prompt initramfs:

BusyBox v1.18.4 (Ubuntu 1:1.18.4-2ubuntu1) built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of build-in commands.

(initramfs) stdin: error 0
mount: mounting /dev/sdb1 on /cow failed: device or resource busy
can not mount /dev/sdb1/ on /cow

Step to reproduce:
1) Start the usb-creator-gtk;
2) Select the image;
3) Install the image in the usb;
4) Boot the system;
5) Select any language;
6) Start the system
Expected results:
1) I expected that the system is booted.
Actual results:
1) Error prompt initramfs

tags: added: iso-testing
Steve Langasek (vorlon) on 2010-04-08
affects: ubuntu → casper (Ubuntu)
Steve Langasek (vorlon) on 2010-04-10
Changed in casper (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium

I have the same problem on Lucid RC
ISO: Kubuntu Desktop amd64
md5sum: 4b437bbfcf88cf1a91bbefa37699055e
version: 20100419.1
sync date: 19/04/2010

I have this problem with Kubuntu Maverick Alpha 1
md5sum: f2e598b5415218120f92e3de75f6861d
version: 20100602

summary: - [Lucid Beta 2] the session live persistent with USB don't start, error
- in the prompt initramfs
+ The session live persistent with USB don't start, error in the prompt
+ initramfs

I have this problem with Kubuntu Maverick Alpha 2

ISO: maverik-desktop-amd64.iso
Version: 20100630.1
MD5SUM: 16f8abbfcd1b30e8a42721193d0f762f

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

If possible, could you please follow the directions in https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DebuggingCasper and attach the results to this bug?

Changed in casper (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for casper (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in casper (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
description: updated
Changed in casper (Ubuntu):
status: Expired → New
description: updated

Hello
these are the log of usb live session persistence.

PS: I have this problem with Kubuntu amd64 Natty
version: 20110422
md5sum: 1fe6290999f02754065f4375a3b27e6f

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

There some kernel crashes in your dmesg.txt file. Have you tried booting the same system using a Live CD? Doing this would be helpful to determine if it is related to USB persistence or not. Thanks in advance.

Hello Brian
I tried it with a live CD and it works.

I attach also the file lspci

I've been asked to check if it works with textual boot, but it doesn't.
I Also checked the /var/log directory and the root dir to look for more dmesg files but
I haven't found any

Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

Hello Riccardo
Try to follow this steps.
 ° Delete the key
 ° Rewrite it with persistence
 ° Be sure that at the end of the creation to close the popup (the key will be automatically unmounted)
 ° Be sure that the key stops flashing, if you have a non flashing model, then wait 10 seconds before remove it to avoid
   https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/usb-creator/+bug/769473
 ° Start the session, reproduce the bug
 ° Switch off, detach the key and insert it in a working Ubuntu
 ° Open it and open the file casper-rw with libreoffice or openoffice writer, wait it have to load more than 10000 pages
 ° You will see just a lot of ################################
 ° In the search box type ubuntu kernel
 ° Wait, be patient, we are at the limit of the stabilty for the poor libreoffice.
 ° When text appear, copy everythings readable and paste it in gedit, save it
 ° Attach the saved file here, using below button 'Add attachment or patch'

Thanks
Fabio

Changed in casper (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete

Hello Fabio

I have following the step that you asked me, but I have not found the word "kernel" in the text.
I attach the file so you can check.

Changed in casper (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

WARNING: at /build/buildd/linux-2.6.38/drivers/gpu/drm/radeon/radeon_gart.c:176 radeon_gart_bind+0x1ab/0x1c0 [radeon]()
*ERROR* failed to bind 1772 pages
Hello
can you please try to pass the the parameter:
radeon.nomodeset=1
pressing F6 at splash screen, press Esc, delete quiet and splash and write the parameter above
Thanks
Fabio

Hello

I have I tried as you asked me, but the problem persists.

affects: casper (Ubuntu) → linux (Ubuntu)
summary: The session live persistent with USB don't start, error in the prompt
- initramfs
+ initramfs [WARNING: at
+ /build/buildd/linux-2.6.38/drivers/gpu/drm/radeon/radeon_gart.c]
tags: added: lucid maverick natty
Changed in linux:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

Hi Riccardo,

I suspect the kernel warning you are seeing adn the usb creator persistence issue are two separate issues. That being said, I'm curious if you still experience the persistence issue with the latest Oneiric Alpha 3 release? Also curious if you still see the warning in dmesg? Thanks.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete

Hello Leann

I have tested with Kubuntu and Mythbuntu Oneiric Alpha 3 and the problem persists. I have already attachment the file dmseg.
In effect are two problems distinct.

summary: The session live persistent with USB don't start, error in the prompt
- initramfs [WARNING: at
- /build/buildd/linux-2.6.38/drivers/gpu/drm/radeon/radeon_gart.c]
+ initramfs: (initramfs) stdin: error 0

Hi Ricardo,

I'm not seeing the updated dmeg you said you attached. Care to re-try?

Hello Leann

Here are the files dmesg log and casper log.

description: updated
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Triaged

The problem persist with Kubuntu and Mythbuntu Oneiric Beta 1 release.
Version: 20110830.1
MD5SUM: 80c0312676da65c8d26f870f387c05b9

The error is:
BusyBox v1.18.4 (Ubuntu 1:1.18.4-2ubuntu1) built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of build-in commands.

(initramfs) stdin: error 0
mount: mounting /dev/sdb1 on /cow failed: device or resource busy
can not mount /dev/sdb1/ on /cow

Hello
I've tryed to create a persistent live session USB, with unetbootin. At start i've tryed to put "persistent" in boot's comand system, but the problem still remains.
I've tryed to run the program without persistent and it worked correctly.
I think that isn't linux the problem, but the busybox-initramfs package.

Hi Riccardo,

I noticed you reported in bug 656486 that you no longer see the driver warning messages with the latest Oneiric Beta-1 release. That would seem to confirm that the driver warning and the persistence issue are indeed unrelated and I would agree with your statement above that this does not appear to be a kernel issue. I'm therefore going to close the linux task. Thanks.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: Triaged → Invalid
Brad Figg (brad-figg) on 2011-09-02
tags: added: rls-mgr-o-tracking
affects: linux → busybox
Changed in busybox:
importance: Medium → Undecided
status: Confirmed → New
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: Invalid → New
Brad Figg (brad-figg) on 2011-09-19
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

Per my comment #28, the linux kernel task should be closed. Re-closing.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
affects: busybox → initramfs-tools
affects: initramfs-tools → busybox
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