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On Sat, Dec 02, 2017 at 01:02:52AM -0800, Joe Hemmerlein wrote:
> Danke, Stephan, your pointers were very valuable!
> At first, I decided to just borrow an external DVD drive and boot off a DVD 
> burned from the ISO, in UEFI mode. The result however was the same as when 
> booting from my previously-created USB stick: grub boots, but no matter what 
> i select, the screen briefly flashes and takes me back to grub. So.. yeah, 
> the ISO image does not appear to be usable out of the box on some UEFI 
> devices, even when burning it to a DVD.
> Your description of the livecd-tools helped make good progress, but still 
> without ability to boot the installer completely, but they sent me in the 
> right direction. I then found 
> https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/qubes-users/4VsKdxnKHBk, which 
> described a process very similar to yours (it omits the part about using 
> dosfslabel, but has a part about also updating the xen.cfg file).
> Altogether, this did the trick!

Thanks for posting detailed instruction. And for the pull request for

> In condensed form, this is what i did to create a USB install stick that 
> works with UEFI on the T470:
> 1. Use the "livecd-iso-to-disk" utility from fedora livecd-tools to put the 
> ISO image onto an USB stick
> 2. rename the USB stick's partition label to BOOT
> 3. edit the /BOOT/EFI/xen.cfg file on the USB stick's partition to make sure 
> all LABEL=<something> instances are replaced with LABEL=BOOT

Does anyone have an idea what the difference livecd-iso-to-disk make,
compared to isohybrid? If possible, we'd like to installation iso work
out of the box on UEFI systems, including new ones...

I wonder if Fedora netinst iso (_not_ Live iso) boot on such new
hardware, after directly dd-ing it to USB stick. Can you check that?
Just see if installer starts. It's here:


If that would work, I can try to find what is different about those
images and fix Qubes iso.

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Best Regards,
Marek Marczykowski-Górecki
Invisible Things Lab
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Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
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