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Bug #12697

tails-installer rejecting viable usb drives

Added by cacahuatl about 2 years ago. Updated about 2 years ago.

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Duplicate
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Normal
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Target version:
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Start date:
06/14/2017
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Description

Since 3.0 the tails-installer seem to reject USB drives that are otherwise viable.

I created a script to dump the results from UDisks (based on tails_installer code), Tails installer now rejects 2 USB drives that I've previously successfully used to run Tails. Reported values from UDisks:

{'media_removable': False, 'model': 'Cruzer Fit', 'vendor': 'SanDisk', 'device': '/dev/sdb', 'removable': True}
{'media_removable': False, 'model': 'Cruzer Blade', 'vendor': 'SanDisk', 'device': '/dev/sdb', 'removable': True}
{'media_removable': True, 'model': 'HAG2e_', 'vendor': '', 'device': '/dev/mmcblk0', 'removable': True}

tails-installer is currently using media_removable0 which seems to generate false negatives, it may be preferable to use removable1 (although it may generate false positives? but `media_removable` generates one for me anyway since /dev/mmcblk0 is an internal flash drive and not suitable for use...)

[0] http://storaged.org/doc/udisks2-api/latest/gdbus-org.freedesktop.UDisks2.Drive.html#gdbus-property-org-freedesktop-UDisks2-Drive.MediaRemovable
[1] http://storaged.org/doc/udisks2-api/latest/gdbus-org.freedesktop.UDisks2.Drive.html#gdbus-property-org-freedesktop-UDisks2-Drive.Removable

tails-device-type.py View (516 Bytes) cacahuatl, 06/14/2017 08:42 AM


Related issues

Duplicates Tails - Bug #12696: Tails Installer rejects working USB drives, pretending they're not "removable" Resolved 06/14/2017

History

#1 Updated by intrigeri about 2 years ago

  • Duplicates Bug #12696: Tails Installer rejects working USB drives, pretending they're not "removable" added

#2 Updated by intrigeri about 2 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Duplicate
  • Assignee deleted (intrigeri)
  • Target version deleted (Tails_3.1)

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