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Bug 455470 - System Drops to shell after software update.
Summary: System Drops to shell after software update.
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: LiveCD
Version: 9
Hardware: alpha
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 2008-07-15 17:26 UTC by Martin Long
Modified: 2013-01-10 04:44 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-07-16 20:31:31 UTC

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Description Martin Long 2008-07-15 17:26:10 UTC
Description of problem: 
System Drops to shell after software update.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible: Every time, on 3 different memory sticks on 7 different 

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Build a Live USB using either Windows or linux
2.Boot on Live USB while connected to the network and approve updates
3.restart system
Actual results:
/init: line478: /sysroot/etc/udev/rules.d/50-udev*: ambiguous redirect Bug in 
initramfs /init detected. dropping to a shell Good Luck

Expected results: Normal boot

Additional info: There are two files in the rules.d directory that start 
with "50-udev"  I renamed the one ending in "rpmsave" to "50-ud" so it 
wouldn't be picked up by "50-udev*" the system would then boot.

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2008-07-15 22:01:09 UTC
How large of an overlay did you create?

Comment 2 Martin Long 2008-07-15 22:21:20 UTC
I first tried to create a 5000 MB overlay but received an error stating that 
my maximum was 2048.  I tried specifying an overlay of 2048 and saw the same 
error.  So I specified an overlay of 2024 MB which worked.  I'm using a 16Gig 

Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2008-07-16 20:31:31 UTC
Ahh, I see what it is.  This is a bug that will manifest with an updated udev
package (only).  I've fixed it up in mkliveinitrd so that future images won't
have the problem.  

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