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|0004374||Endian Firewall||Installation||public||2012-06-04 19:41||2013-05-16 22:23|
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|Summary||0004374: Installation of Endian Firewall from USB flash drive fails|
|Description||When 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 Information||I tried several methods to create the USB drive|
1. using unetbootin 5.75 (http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/ [^]) on a Windows plattform
2. dd/copy files from EFW installation CD-ROM to USB drive
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|Attached Files||mountsource.sh [^] (3,058 bytes) 2012-06-04 19:53|
I tracked the issue down to the installation file /bin/mountsource.sh
This file tries to mount the USB flash drive and checks for Endian installer files. Unfortunately /bin/mountsource.sh 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/mountsource.sh fails and /bin/installer loops without ending.
Please find attached a fixed version of /bin/mountsource.sh
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.
|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.|
|How do you access /bin/mountsource.sh from the USB image?|
|2012-06-04 19:41||ms||New Issue|
|2012-06-04 19:53||ms||File Added: mountsource.sh|
|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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