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[Bug 825172] Booting live USB for 13.1M2 fails on a UEFI box (Copy-on-write problem?)

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=825172

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=825172#c5


--- Comment #5 from Neil Rickert <nrickert@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> 2013-06-21 09:41:56
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but facing similar issue it made my usb unbootable

This problem was discovered too late for M2. You can wait for M3 and test
whether the fix works. I'll be doing that.

If you are looking for a workaround, then check Dale's post at the forum:

https://forums.opensuse.org/english/get-technical-help-here/pre-release-beta/488023-opensuse-13-1-ms2-secure-boot-usb.html

I have tested that, and it works. I made a live Gnome USB. I then used
"fdisk" to create two additional partitions (partition 3 and partition 4). To
do that you must be careful to tell fdisk to start the new partition after the
current one. Don't accept the default of it being before partition 1.

I made partition 3 minimal (2047 sectors), and partition 4 the rest of the USB.
I formatted partition 4 as "ext4".

The idea of the additional partitions is to fill the partition table, so that a
desctructive partition cannot be created.

I have booted this USB twice on a UEFI box and twice on a non-UEFI box, just to
test that it does not self-destruct.

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