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Updated Fedora 11 PPC iso [Jun. 24th, 2009|03:04 pm]
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Due to a bug found really late in the F11 cycle (as in 3-4 days before release), the GA boot.iso and CD/DVD iso images that came with Fedora 11 are broken on ppc64 machines. The bug wound up being in yaboot, and thus was not easy enough to fix for the release since the compose and media use yaboot to boot things. Sad day.

But wait!

I bugged Jesse Keating about possibly spinning an updated boot.iso with the yaboot from F11-updates. To which he replied, "That's just a pungi compose with updates enabled. Can't you do that?" And behold, he was right. So I did that. And then I had a couple of awesome people test it. And it worked.

You can find the updated boot.iso here:

http://jwboyer.fedorapeople.org/boot.iso

There is no warranty, it is not guaranteed to work, and if it makes your system catch on fire it is not my fault. But hopefully people find it useful and we get a massive explosion of ppc64 systems installed with F11 because of it.

Moral of today's story: Ask not what Fedora can do for you, but how you can use Fedora to scratch your own itch!
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[User Picture]From: jkeating
2009-06-25 10:15 am (UTC)

Scratching that itch

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If your itch is ppc64, I'm pretty sure they make a cream for that.
From: (Anonymous)
2009-07-19 10:10 pm (UTC)

Thanks

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Thank you for building and sharing this.
[User Picture]From: nasrat
2009-07-27 08:38 pm (UTC)

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Just hit this *sigh* can you mail the patch upstream.