Fedora 39 Server aarch64 disk image may not be bootable on some boards


If you use arm-image-installer on a Fedora 39 Server system to write a disk image to an SD card for a specific board, you might get this error message:

= Writing image complete!
mount: /tmp/root: unknown filesystem type 'LVM2_member'.
   dmesg(1) may have more information after failed mount system call.

Some testing indicates the written image may not boot on some hardware, though other testers were not able to reproduce this.


Fedora Server uses Logical Volume Management (LVM) for storage. This can cause problems when writing the image from an environment that has an LVM VG using the same names as the image itself.

Related Issues

Bugzilla report: #2246871


To avoid this problem, run arm-image-installer from an environment which does not have a conflicting LVM group name (e.g. Fedora Workstation or any other non-Server system). You can use a live image, you don’t have to install the system.

You can discuss this issue here.