USB Startup disk of Ubuntu 8.10 alternate: option "recover a broken system" does not work

Bug #317059 reported by Andreas Klien on 2009-01-14
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
usb-creator (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Installer Team
Nominated for Jaunty by Qichang Liang

Bug Description

The fix was to simply try to modify adtext.cfg, in addition to the other configuration files.

Original report follows:

Binary package hint: usb-creator

Create an USB Startup Disk of the Ubuntu 8.10 alternate image (either i386 or amd64).
Then boot from it and select the "Rescue a broken system" mode.
It will let you select the language and keyboard layout, then it will fail with:
[Detect and mount CD-ROM]
Your installation CD-ROM couldn't be mounted. This probably means that the CD-ROM was not in the drive...

Occurs at least with the following ubuntu images:
md5sum: ea6d44667ea3fd435954d6e1f0e89122 ubuntu-8.10-alternate-amd64.iso
md5sum: f9e0494e91abb2de4929ef6e957f7753 ubuntu-8.10-alternate-i386.iso

USB disk created with package usb-creator_0.1.10_all.deb

If the usb-creator application is only designed to work with Ubuntu 'desktop' images, it should at least inform the user of this.

Changed in usb-creator:
assignee: nobody → ubuntu-installer
Qichang Liang (kcleung-users) wrote :

I am now using Jaunty alpha-6. The alternate images in jaunty also has the same problem as it insists me to insert a CDROM, although the (desktop) live CD works fine

If the script is not designed for non-liveCD, (or non-liveCD are only designed to be only in the CDROM form), ***please say so in the program***

Otherwise, we should modify either the usb-creator or the alternate and server installers to enable installation from non-CDROM removable media

Changed in usb-creator:
status: New → Confirmed
John Franklin (hondaman-nc) wrote :

This should be addressed. I am struggling (wasting massive amounts of time) through this now.

emilio (emiliomaggio) wrote :

still valid for alternate installer on 9.04

Evan (ev) on 2009-09-24
Changed in usb-creator (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Evan (ev) on 2009-09-29
Changed in usb-creator (Ubuntu):
milestone: none → ubuntu-9.10-beta
Evan (ev) wrote :
description: updated
description: updated
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package usb-creator - 0.2.8

usb-creator (0.2.8) karmic; urgency=low

  * Modify adtext.cfg as well when adding options to the syslinux
    configuration (LP: #317059).
  * The persistence value is no longer passed around as a string. Fix a
    check that assumed it was. This was causing the persistence option
    to always be written (LP: #436207).

 -- Evan Dandrea <email address hidden> Tue, 29 Sep 2009 09:13:56 +0100

Changed in usb-creator (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
tags: added: iso-testing
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