I am trying to boot Kali from an iso file located on an LVM volume.

As far as I can tell, initramfs does not activate the volume group where the iso is located, so the live iso filesystem is not mounted. The


script fails with "no medium containing a live file system" error. As far as I can tell, the /scripts/local-top/lvm2 functions are not being used to mount the lvm VG.

I am using GRUB as the bootloader, my configuration is as follows:

menuentry "Kali Live" {
    set root="(lvm/ubuntu--vg-home)"
    set iso="/myusername/Downloads/kali-linux-2018.2-amd64.iso"
    loopback loop ($root)$iso

    linux   (loop)/live/vmlinuz-4.15.0-kali2-amd64 boot=live findiso=$iso root=$root components splash username=root hostname=kali
    initrd  (loop)/live/initrd.img-4.15.0-kali2-amd64

I think it might be related to this bug but I am not sure. Is this a but in Kali initramfs or am I doing something wrong? The iso mounts fine when it is not on an LVM volume

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