[Bug 1028971] Re: Ubuntu Live USB fails verification due to symlink?

Dmitrijs Ledkovs launchpad at surgut.co.uk
Thu Sep 27 23:18:54 UTC 2012

Hmm.... I got your Memo over IRC.... today. Sorry for ~ 1 month delay.

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  Ubuntu Live USB fails verification due to symlink?

Status in “usb-creator” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  1. Insert new usb key
  2. use startup disk creator (usb-creator-gtk) with an ubuntu .iso. I used lubuntu alternate 12.04 i386.
  3. test the bootable USB on a computer -- run "check this cd for errors"
  4. USB drive fails, where the .iso passed checksum, and cd's burned pass verification

  the file name it fails on (tested with multiple usb keys and computers) is pxelinux.cfg/default. This appears to be a symlink.
  Attempt to copy the file to the USB, and you will find that fat32 (which usb-creator requires) does not support symlinks.

  Thus, verification of bootable usb fails.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
  Package: usb-creator-gtk 0.2.38
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-26.41-generic 3.2.19
  Uname: Linux 3.2.0-26-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu11
  Architecture: amd64
  Date: Wed Jul 25 11:43:31 2012
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release Candidate amd64 (20100928)
   PATH=(custom, user)
  SourcePackage: usb-creator
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-04-28 (88 days ago)

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