Debian Bug report logs - #685270
doesn't mount ext4 persistence file

Package: live-boot; Maintainer for live-boot is Live Systems Maintainers <debian-live@lists.debian.org>; Source for live-boot is src:live-boot.

Reported by: Ed Dixon <eddixonnm@gmail.com>

Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2012 06:45:02 UTC

Severity: normal

Done: Daniel Baumann <daniel.baumann@progress-technologies.net>

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Debian Live Project <debian-live@lists.debian.org>:
Bug#685270; Package live-boot. (Sun, 19 Aug 2012 06:45:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Ed Dixon <eddixonnm@gmail.com>:
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From: Ed Dixon <eddixonnm@gmail.com>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: live-boot: Fails to mount ext4 persistence file
Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2012 00:40:30 -0600
Package: live-boot
Version: 3.0~b1-1
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,
*** Please consider answering these questions, where appropriate ***

   * What led up to the situation?
Built live from chrooted Sid and booted from disk with persistence file in root as described in manual.
   * What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or
     ineffective)?
All attempts at renaming the file (ie. persistence.ext4) failed
   * What was the outcome of this action?
Live CD was unable to persist using the image file.
   * What outcome did you expect instead?
Live CD boot should have loaded the persistence file as a root overlay as described in the persistence section of the live manual
 



-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-3-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages live-boot depends on:
pn  live-boot-initramfs-tools | live-boot-backend  <none>

Versions of packages live-boot recommends:
ii  eject          2.1.5+deb1+cvs20081104-11
ii  file           5.11-2
pn  live-boot-doc  <none>
ii  rsync          3.0.9-3
ii  uuid-runtime   2.20.1-5.1

Versions of packages live-boot suggests:
pn  cryptsetup    <none>
pn  curlftpfs     <none>
pn  httpfs2       <none>
pn  unionfs-fuse  <none>
ii  wget          1.13.4-3



Changed Bug title to 'doesn't mount ext4 persistence file' from 'live-boot: Fails to mount ext4 persistence file' Request was from Daniel Baumann <daniel.baumann@progress-technologies.net> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sun, 19 Aug 2012 06:54:02 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Daniel Baumann <daniel.baumann@progress-technologies.net>
To: Ed Dixon <eddixonnm@gmail.com>
Cc: 685270@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#685270: live-boot: Fails to mount ext4 persistence file
Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2012 08:49:31 +0200
retitle 685270: doesn't mount ext4 persistence file
thanks

On 08/19/2012 08:40 AM, Ed Dixon wrote:
> Built live from chrooted Sid and booted from disk with persistence file in root as described in manual.

to be clear: the resulting live system is sid too, and has live-boot
3.0~b1-1 in it, you've used the correct persistence boot parameters, the
correct persistence label and persistence configuration file as
described in the 3.x version of live-manual?

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Email:          daniel.baumann@progress-technologies.net
Internet:       http://people.progress-technologies.net/~daniel.baumann/



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From: Daniel Baumann <daniel.baumann@progress-technologies.net>
To: Ed Dixon <eddixonnm@gmail.com>
Cc: 685270@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#685270: live-boot: Fails to mount ext4 persistence file
Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2012 08:52:39 +0200
oh, and please give all information regarding boot parameters,
filesystem labels, and filesystem contents wrt/ persistence in order to
reproduce it (or see a omission in the documentation).

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Email:          daniel.baumann@progress-technologies.net
Internet:       http://people.progress-technologies.net/~daniel.baumann/



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Bug#685270; Package live-boot. (Sun, 19 Aug 2012 08:15:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Daniel Baumann <daniel.baumann@progress-technologies.net>
To: Ed Dixon <eddixonnm@gmail.com>
Cc: 685270@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#685270: live-boot: Fails to mount ext4 persistence file
Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2012 10:11:21 +0200
On 08/19/2012 09:45 AM, Ed Dixon wrote:
> I think thats it! 
> Testing now!
> 
> ii  live-boot      3.0~a35-1      Debian Live - System Boot Scripts
> ii  live-boot-init 3.0~a35-1      Debian Live - System Boot Scripts
> (initramfs
> ii  live-config    3.0~a43-1      Debian Live - System Configuration Scripts
> ii  live-config-sy 3.0~a43-1      Debian Live - System Configuration
> Scripts (
> 
> I did not think to add the updated debs to the packages.chroot!
> Fingers crossed I will reply back shortly either way and thanks!

thanks.

and please don't drop the bug from CC so that other people can follow.

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Email:          daniel.baumann@progress-technologies.net
Internet:       http://people.progress-technologies.net/~daniel.baumann/



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Bug#685270; Package live-boot. (Sun, 19 Aug 2012 10:21:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #27 received at 685270@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Daniel Baumann <daniel.baumann@progress-technologies.net>
To: Ed Dixon <eddixonnm@gmail.com>
Cc: 685270@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#685270: live-boot: Fails to mount ext4 persistence file
Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2012 12:16:28 +0200
On 08/19/2012 11:15 AM, Ed Dixon wrote:
> Well regretfully that wasn't it, bug stands w/ live-boot and
> live-boot-init 3.0~b1-1 :(
> I will update boot params and details.... If there is anything I can do
> to help with this just say the word more than happy to try!

please keep the bug CC'ed.

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Email:          daniel.baumann@progress-technologies.net
Internet:       http://people.progress-technologies.net/~daniel.baumann/



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Message #32 received at 685270@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Daniel Baumann <daniel.baumann@progress-technologies.net>
To: Ed Dixon <eddixonnm@gmail.com>
Cc: 685270@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#685270: live-boot: Fails to mount ext4 persistence file
Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2012 12:17:43 +0200
On 08/19/2012 11:21 AM, Ed Dixon wrote:
> Boot params:
> 
> title Debian Testing Persistence
> find --set-root /debian/live/initrd.img
> kernel /debian/live/vmlinuz boot=live config hostname=edix union=aufs
> noswap live-media-path=/debian/live noautologin noxautologin persistence
> toram=filesystem.squashfs quiet
> initrd /debian/live/initrd.img
> 
> FS Labels:
> USB: MULTIBOOT fat32 format
> tried the image both as persistence and persistence.ext4 (created as per
> manual)
> with and without live-persistence.conf containing:
> /home
> /var/cache/apt
> 
> Thanks,

please keep the bug CC'ed.

-- 
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Email:          daniel.baumann@progress-technologies.net
Internet:       http://people.progress-technologies.net/~daniel.baumann/



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Message #37 received at 685270@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Ed Dixon <eddixonnm@gmail.com>
To: 685270@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Recreation of 685270
Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2012 12:17:28 -0600
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I hope this helps clarify the process I used to try and create the live
system.

1.  From a wheezy desktop create chroot image for sid.
2.  Within Chrooted sid downloaded current git versions and build
live-build, live-config, and live-boot.
3.  Install built live-build, live-config, and live-boot in chrooted sid.
4.  From within chrooted sid, lb config and add live-boot_3.0~b1-1_all.deb
and live-boot-initramfs-tools_3.0~b1-1_all.deb to /config/packages.chroot.
5.  lb build creating bootable iso
6.  Create persistence file named persistence using dd command and format
persistence file as ext4 using mkfs.ext4.
7.  On boot media install live image created in step 3 (my case USB drive
labeled MULTIBOOT which is formatted as fat32).
8. Copy persistence file created in step 6 to root of bootable media (My
case same USB drive.) and add the word persistence to boot configuration.
9.  Boot and check for mounted persistence using df -h FAILED
10.  Rename persistence persistence.ext4
 11. Re-Boot and check for mounted persistence using df -h FAILED
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Bug#685270; Package live-boot. (Thu, 30 Aug 2012 07:51:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #42 received at 685270@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Ed Dixon <eddixonnm@gmail.com>
To: "685270-done@bugs.debian.org" <685270@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: doesn't mount ext4 persistence file
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2012 07:46:29 +0000
[Message part 1 (text/plain, inline)]
Resolved thanks to chals suggestion that
a properly formatted live-persistence.conf file be included file on the
root of the persistence image file system which is documented in man
live-persistence.conf.
[Message part 2 (text/html, inline)]

Marked Bug as done Request was from Daniel Baumann <daniel.baumann@progress-technologies.net> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Thu, 20 Sep 2012 12:36:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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