Bug#511447: installation-reports: USB-stick install: reboot after install fails due to incorrect root device
Pyotr Berezhkov <email@example.com> writes:
> rebooting into the installed system failed, as the initrd
> incorrectly identified the root device. As it turned out, the root
> device specified on Lilo's kernel command line (root=fd02 in my
> case) was incorrect.
It would be interesting to see /proc/devices in the installer before
> Why is the installer using Lilo (which I thought had gone out with
> the dinosaurs)?
Grub can't be used if /boot is on LVM or it isn't an ext2 (or ext3)
partition. The contents of /proc/mounts would help.
> Isn't it time to make USB-stick install the default method and
> providing ready-made USB-stick images to the users?
Current Syslinux has a so-called hybrid mode, which creates images
which can be used both as an ISO or as an HD image. It isn't yet
available in Lenny, but may be a way forward.