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Re: System installation from a USB stick

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: System installation from a USB stick
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 15:15:42 +0200
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Adam Pribyl <address@hidden> skribis:

> On Sat, 19 Jul 2014, Ludovic Courtès wrote:


>> The installation image’s root is mounted by label.  So if you happen to
>> have a different partition with the label ‘gnu-disk-image’, then it may
>> end up mounting the wrong partition.  That’s what’s happening here,
>> right?
> Well, could be, this is a test machine where I installed the previous
> USB image. If the name is the same at installes as the USB OS, then it
> is very probable.

The partition is manually created by the user.  So unless you did
‘mkfs.ext2 -L gnu-disk-image ...’, there’s no reason it uses the same

But can you actually check whether this is the case, for instance using
the ‘blkid’ command?


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