Installer doesn’t start in Fedora 39/40 SoaS spin

Problem

If you boot a Fedora 39 or Fedora 40 installer for the Sugar on a Stick spin, the installer doesn’t start when you try to launch it.

Cause

PolicyKit needs to be running in order for the installer to start. For some reason, it’s not started automatically, and therefore the installer fails to start.

Related Issues

Bugzilla report: #2239137

Workarounds

After finishing the initial wizard, click on the menu icon in the top right corner, find Terminal in the list, and click on it. Once in the Terminal, run these commands:

/usr/libexec/xfce-polkit &
liveinst

The first command starts PolicyKit (which should’ve been started automatically), the second starts the installer. If you do this, the installer should start correctly.


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