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[Bug 712752] New: Unable to boot Factory installed on USB 3.0 device
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  • Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2011 21:08:23 +0000
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Summary: Unable to boot Factory installed on USB 3.0 device
Classification: openSUSE
Product: openSUSE 12.1
Version: Factory
Platform: Other
OS/Version: Other
Status: NEW
Severity: Normal
Priority: P5 - None
Component: Basesystem
AssignedTo: bnc-team-screening@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
ReportedBy: rdb@xxxxxxxxx
QAContact: qa@xxxxxxx
Found By: ---
Blocker: ---

Factory is unable to boot from USB 3.0 devices (pen drives or hard drives)

When connected to a USB 3.0 port, the boot process finds grub, passes the menu,
starts up initrd, but fails trying to find the root file system, after trying
to find the device.

The problem does not occur when openSUSE is running from a USB 2.0 hard drive

Nor does it occur when the USB 3.0 device is plugged into a USB 2.0 port (The
drive can even be unplugged from the USB 3.0 port after Grub and plugged into a
2.0 port - the kernel will find it and boot will continue normally)

This has been tested on 2 very different machines, with identical results.

While I understand USB 3.0 devices are new, they are becoming more popular, and
with openSUSE's history of supporting Live USB installations, etc, its likely
this could prove a problem for many of our new users looking to try out

From the behaviour, I'd guess USB 3.0 drivers are not included in initrd,
leading to this problem occurring. The USB 3.0 drives are seen perfectly once
openSUSE has booted.

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