Ubuntu Live USB fails verification due to symlink?

Bug #1028971 reported by sem
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Bug Description

1. Insert new usb key
2. use startup disk creator (usb-creator-gtk) with an ubuntu .iso. I used lubuntu alternate 12.04 i386.
3. test the bootable USB on a computer -- run "check this cd for errors"
4. USB drive fails, where the .iso passed checksum, and cd's burned pass verification

the file name it fails on (tested with multiple usb keys and computers) is pxelinux.cfg/default. This appears to be a symlink.
Attempt to copy the file to the USB, and you will find that fat32 (which usb-creator requires) does not support symlinks.

Thus, verification of bootable usb fails.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: usb-creator-gtk 0.2.38
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-26.41-generic 3.2.19
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-26-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu11
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Jul 25 11:43:31 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release Candidate amd64 (20100928)
ProcEnviron:
 TERM=xterm
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: usb-creator
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-04-28 (88 days ago)

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sem (semitones) wrote :
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Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox) wrote :

Hmm.... I got your Memo over IRC.... today. Sorry for ~ 1 month delay.

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sem (semitones) wrote : Re: [Bug 1028971] Re: Ubuntu Live USB fails verification due to symlink?

Hey no problem -- I hope this is a bug that can be fixed before the october
release! :D

On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 7:18 PM, Dmitrijs Ledkovs <email address hidden>wrote:

> Hmm.... I got your Memo over IRC.... today. Sorry for ~ 1 month delay.
>
> --
> You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to the bug
> report.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1028971
>
> Title:
> Ubuntu Live USB fails verification due to symlink?
>
> Status in “usb-creator” package in Ubuntu:
> New
>
> Bug description:
> 1. Insert new usb key
> 2. use startup disk creator (usb-creator-gtk) with an ubuntu .iso. I
> used lubuntu alternate 12.04 i386.
> 3. test the bootable USB on a computer -- run "check this cd for errors"
> 4. USB drive fails, where the .iso passed checksum, and cd's burned pass
> verification
>
> the file name it fails on (tested with multiple usb keys and computers)
> is pxelinux.cfg/default. This appears to be a symlink.
> Attempt to copy the file to the USB, and you will find that fat32 (which
> usb-creator requires) does not support symlinks.
>
> Thus, verification of bootable usb fails.
>
> ProblemType: Bug
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
> Package: usb-creator-gtk 0.2.38
> ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-26.41-generic 3.2.19
> Uname: Linux 3.2.0-26-generic x86_64
> ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu11
> Architecture: amd64
> Date: Wed Jul 25 11:43:31 2012
> InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release Candidate
> amd64 (20100928)
> ProcEnviron:
> TERM=xterm
> PATH=(custom, user)
> LANG=en_US.UTF-8
> SHELL=/bin/bash
> SourcePackage: usb-creator
> UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-04-28 (88 days ago)
>
> To manage notifications about this bug go to:
>
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/usb-creator/+bug/1028971/+subscriptions
>

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sem (semitones) wrote :

I've been on school for the past month, so I haven't been on IRC, and
probably won't be for the foreseeable future.

On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 8:06 AM, Phix <email address hidden> wrote:

> Hey no problem -- I hope this is a bug that can be fixed before the
> october release! :D
>
>
> On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 7:18 PM, Dmitrijs Ledkovs <email address hidden>wrote:
>
>> Hmm.... I got your Memo over IRC.... today. Sorry for ~ 1 month delay.
>>
>> --
>> You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to the bug
>> report.
>> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1028971
>>
>> Title:
>> Ubuntu Live USB fails verification due to symlink?
>>
>> Status in “usb-creator” package in Ubuntu:
>> New
>>
>> Bug description:
>> 1. Insert new usb key
>> 2. use startup disk creator (usb-creator-gtk) with an ubuntu .iso. I
>> used lubuntu alternate 12.04 i386.
>> 3. test the bootable USB on a computer -- run "check this cd for errors"
>> 4. USB drive fails, where the .iso passed checksum, and cd's burned
>> pass verification
>>
>> the file name it fails on (tested with multiple usb keys and computers)
>> is pxelinux.cfg/default. This appears to be a symlink.
>> Attempt to copy the file to the USB, and you will find that fat32
>> (which usb-creator requires) does not support symlinks.
>>
>> Thus, verification of bootable usb fails.
>>
>> ProblemType: Bug
>> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
>> Package: usb-creator-gtk 0.2.38
>> ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-26.41-generic 3.2.19
>> Uname: Linux 3.2.0-26-generic x86_64
>> ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu11
>> Architecture: amd64
>> Date: Wed Jul 25 11:43:31 2012
>> InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release Candidate
>> amd64 (20100928)
>> ProcEnviron:
>> TERM=xterm
>> PATH=(custom, user)
>> LANG=en_US.UTF-8
>> SHELL=/bin/bash
>> SourcePackage: usb-creator
>> UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-04-28 (88 days ago)
>>
>> To manage notifications about this bug go to:
>>
>> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/usb-creator/+bug/1028971/+subscriptions
>>
>
>

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