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0004374: Installation of Endian Firewall from USB flash drive fails - MantisBT Endian Bugtracker
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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0004374Endian FirewallInstallationpublic2012-06-04 19:412013-05-16 22:23
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PlatformOSOS Version
Product Version2.5 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0004374: Installation of Endian Firewall from USB flash drive fails
DescriptionWhen trying to install EFW 2.5.1 from an USB flash drive, the installation fails before the first user input is required.
The system is booting the vmlinuz which is located on the USB drive. After that the /etc/inittab from instroot.gz is read and /bin/installer is executed. This installer file runs in an endless loop and the VGA display flashes blue/black.

Yes, I double-checked the MD5 checksums on the EFW installation ISO file.
Additional InformationI tried several methods to create the USB drive
1. using unetbootin 5.75 ( [^]) on a Windows plattform
2. dd/copy files from EFW installation CD-ROM to USB drive
TagsNo tags attached.
Attached Files? file icon [^] (3,058 bytes) 2012-06-04 19:53

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ms (reporter)
2012-06-04 19:55

I tracked the issue down to the installation file /bin/
This file tries to mount the USB flash drive and checks for Endian installer files. Unfortunately /bin/ won't find the USB drive unless it is formatted with ext3 file system.
If it is formatted with some different (most likely vfat when working with Windows), /bin/ fails and /bin/installer loops without ending.

Please find attached a fixed version of /bin/
In this file I removed the filesystem ext3 used with the mount command. I would be happy if you check with my solution and consider including it in the next Endian Firewall release.
drzoidberg33 (reporter)
2013-03-12 18:54

Why hasn't this fix been pushed up to the release? I really know very few people who don't use flash drives to install things these days and 9 out of 10 times they won't be formatted as ext3.
psraj (reporter)
2013-05-16 22:23

How do you access /bin/ from the USB image?

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2012-06-04 19:41 ms New Issue
2012-06-04 19:53 ms File Added:
2012-06-04 19:55 ms Note Added: 0007890
2013-03-12 18:54 drzoidberg33 Note Added: 0008393
2013-05-16 22:23 psraj Note Added: 0008430

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